Rapid access chest pain clinic

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I have seen my doctor today and he thinks I may have angina.  He is referring me to the rapid access clinic at the hospital.  Can anyone tell me what this involves.

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    Never heard of it , sorry, Where I am procedure is being seen at our emergency department and if anything is suspected a referral to Cardiolgy ten things are taken from there.
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      Thanks. I have had a look at my hospital web site and all it says is that this clinic is in cardiology and the waiting time is 4 days. It does not say what tests are carried out.
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    My doctor referred me to a clinic at the hospital for suspected angina also. I went yesterday and was given an ECG, then saw a cardiac nurse. She was very helpful and said although she thought I was low risk, she would arrange a CT scan just to be on the safe side. I also had a routine  blood test. She said I should get an appointment within 3 weeks. After my doctor said he he suspected angina, I was quite anxious, and my symptoms seemed to get worse, so much so that I ended up in A&E last week. After 12 hours of constant tests, they couldn't find any significant problems with my heart, but advised me to still attend the clinic. However after being reassured by the hospital, my symptoms have subsided a fair bit. I'm almost sure my problem is stress related, and I'm hopeful that the ECG will confirm that I haven't got angina at all. I wish you well.

     

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      Thanks and I am pleased that ou are OK.  I'm not worrid about the test or outcome as that doesn't help matters.  I will stay optomistic until I have definite results.
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