Patients with suspected ischemic chest pain, who need immediate specialist assessment in hospital, can be referred to our chest pain service. They should be stable and free of significant chest pain when you see them.
Patients you have seen earlier in the day, who have returned an abnormal Troponin, may also be referred to our chest pain service.
We are now able to offer i-Stat Troponin testing on site. This takes approximately 15 minutes.
If you have a patient who fits the above criteria, phone 0800 4 HEART (0800 443 278) to access this service. This service is available Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm.
Unstable patients should go immediately by ambulance to the nearest hospital.
Cardiac assessment and hospital admission is covered under the Southern Cross Affiliated Provider Programme and is reimbursed by most other insurance companies.