How do you know if your chest pain is serious?

Consultant Cardiologist Ahmed Elghamaz discusses if your chest pain could be a sign of heart disease.

It is very difficult for a patient to know if the chest pain they are experiencing is because of underlying heart disease or not. Sometimes, it is even challenging for cardiologists, themselves, to get to the diagnosis.

Patients can hardly differentiate whether this is something they need to take seriously or something they need to brush aside.

I think, in general, you have to be sensible if you are worried that this may present a problem. If it’s causing concern, you need to seek help. With the benefit of our expertise and the investigations we do, we’ll be able to, with a high degree of certainty, rule out or diagnose underlying chronic disease.

I think every patient experiencing chest pain should take it seriously because, even if it may not sound like heart disease, it may represent underlying coronary artery disease, and this needs to be taken seriously. Diagnosing heart disease early is very important to be able to avoid any future damage that may occur to the heart.

I strongly urge you to take our heart disease online self-test to assess your risk of developing heart disease in the future. It will take you less than five minutes and will give you a good idea if you are at increased risk and whether or not you need to see a specialist.

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About the cardiologists

The Many Beats team consists of not one, but four highly experienced consultant cardiologists

Dr Navtej Chahal

Consultant Cardiologist


Navtej is a Consultant Cardiologist at Many Beats. He also consults at the London Northwest NHS Trust and the Royal Brompton Hospital, London having qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in 2001. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London

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Dr Navin Chandra

Consultant Cardiologist


Navin is a Consultant Cardiologist at Many Beats. He is also a Consultant Cardiologist at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified from Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’s in 2004...

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Dr Ahmed Elghamaz

Consultant Cardiologist


Ahmed is a Consultant Cardiologist at Many Beats. He also consults at Northwick Park Hospital and London North West Healthcare University Hospitals NHS Trust and is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He completed his junior…

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Dr Joban Sehmi

Consultant Cardiologist


Joban is a Consultant Cardiologist at Many Beats. His NHS practice is at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS trust. He sees patients privately at Spire in Bushey and Bishops Wood Hospital in Northwood. He trained in medicine at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ medical school and qualified in 2003 with numerous academic awards…

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