In a heart-related emergency, getting to the right hospital is important. So what is the right hospital? One that has a Heart Emergency Center, emergency angioplasty capabilities, and a heart surgery team. Why? If you go to a hospital that has an emergency department but doesn’t have the ability to perform angioplasty, a procedure that opens blocked arteries, you’re running the risk of having to be transferred to another hospital, which can take precious time. The same is true should you need emergency heart surgery. So, there is benefit in getting to a hospital that has all three. We are ready around the clock with a specially trained staff, the facilities and equipment to help you get through a heart emergency.
The Heart Emergency Center is specially equipped and staffed to diagnose and treat heart attacks, even when they don’t involve chest pain. And when the treatment of choice is angioplasty, the emergency team is supported by a full-service angioplasty center, located in the same facility for fast access.
Our Emergency Room Features
- Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
- Typically little to no wait time to be seen, assessed and treated; registration takes place at your bedside.
- Emergency Room physicians available on site 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Board certified cardiologists on call at all times.
- Home of CV STAT®,an emergency referral and transport program providing care to outlying communities.
- Participation in many medical coverage groups including PPOs.
Do You Know ALL the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack?
Chest discomfort - Heart attacks often involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure or squeezing. In some cases it might be classic chest pain, but it might also be a feeling of fullness.
Discomfort in other areas of the upper body - Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of breath - This feeling often accompanies chest discomfort, but it can occur before the chest discomfort begins.
Other signs - These may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.