Chest Pain Center (CPC)
The Chest Pain Center is a 5 bed unit for patients with cardiovascular emergencies. The experienced emergency staff provides rapid assessment and treatment to individuals with heart attacks. They also provide a research tool to study innovative techniques for evaluating and diagnosing acute chest pain in the emergency setting. This CPC is the only one of its kind in Central Virginia and has 12-lead electroncardiographic and continuous ST-segment monitoring systems.
We staff the CPC with Emergency Medicine board-certified faculty physicians and specialized nurses with training in emergency cardiovascular care. Emergency Medicine and other rotating residents also provide care to these patients.
The Chest Pain Center provides the following services:
- 24 Hour Cardiology consultation
- Research projects and clinical process improvement initiatives
- Collaboration between the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Heart and Vascular Center
For more information about the Heart and Vascula Center at UVa click here. Also included is an article about Project Upstart under the leadership of David R. Burt, M.D., director of the Chest Pain Center.