Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people seek care at a hospital emergency department. That is why a Chest Pain Center has been established at both the Boise and Meridian hospitals. The Chest Pain Centers aid emergency room physicians and cardiologists in determining if a patient's chest pain is related to a heart disorder, or another problem.

Having a dedicated area for observation and monitoring of patients with chest pain prevents unnecessary hospitalizations for those who are not experiencing heart-related problems. It also allows for a more rapid diagnosis of the cause of the chest pain. 

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