Ruth Kam Heart & Arrhythmia Clinic
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Chest Pain

  1. Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  2. Heart inflammation (pericarditis)
  3. Heartburn (gastric acid reflux)
  4. Ruptured lung (pneumothorax)
  5. Ruptured aorta (aortic dissection)
  6. Blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism)
  7. Lung inflammation (pleurisy/ pleuritis)
  8. Muscle pain (musculoskeletal)
  9. Shingles (varicella – zoster infection)
  10. Breast pain (mastalgia)
  11. Bone pain (fractured rib)
  12. Panic / Anxiety attack
The pain of a heart attack is classically located in the centre of the chest or slightly to the left. Often described as crushing, squeezing or burning, it may radiate to the left arm, throat or jaw. Sometimes it may be located in the upper abdomen, where the ribs join the breastbone. It may be accompanied by cold sweat, breathing difficulty, nausea, pounding of the heart, and even fainting. The pain usually lasts for more than 20 minutes and is not relieved by rest or nitroglycerin tablets.

Less severe pain, which comes on only with exertion and is relieved by rest or nitroglycerin is called angina and is a sign of coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease is a condition in which the arteries which supply blood to the heart are narrowed or blocked by cholesterol laden plaques.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday : 08:30 - 17:30 hours
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

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Contact Info

Ruth Kam
Heart & Arrhythmia Clinic @ Farrer
1 Farrer Park Station Road, #07-11 Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre, Singapore 217562
Tel: 6443 0468 | Fax: 6443 0467
For Emergencies: 6535 8833