Chest Pain Diagnosis

Tests that may be used to evaluate chest pain include:

  • Blood tests
  • EKG
  • Chest x-rays to look for abnormalities with:
  • Your heart 
  • Your Aorta
  • Your lungs:
    • Pneumonia
    • Collapsed lung
    • Pleural effusion (fluid around your lung)
    • Tumors
  • Your Esophagus 
  • Special Rib X-rays
  • CT scans
  • Angiograms
  • Ventilation perfusion scanning of the lungs
  • Pulmonary angiogram
  • Pulmonary function tests

Additional tests that may be used to evaluate the heart may include: