Cardiac Care at Pottstown Hospital provides quality heart care, close to home
Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S. for men and women. According to the American Heart Association, 84 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, affecting blood flow throughout the body.
Cardiac Care at Pottstown Hospital focuses on the functions and disorders of the heart and its connected circulatory system. Cardiovascular disease can lead to heart attacks, strokes or other serious complications.
Pottstown Hospital is accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services.
The heart care professionals at Pottstown Hospital have integrated protocol-based medicines to reduce the time from the onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment as a part of our overall cardiac care service.
Our accreditation in Chest Pain shows our commitment to delivering cardiac care to preserve the heart muscle during the critical window of time between a patient's arrival at the hospital and treatment.
Pottstown Hospital is fully committed to continually enhancing the quality of care for our patients.
Calling 9-1-1 for emergency help can increase your odds of survival if you're having a heart attack. Heart attack chest pain isn't always sudden or intense but it is always serious. In general, chest pain that lasts for more than a few minutes should be treated as a medical emergency. Remember, it is better to have chest pain checked out than to wait and suffer permanent heart damage or even death.
The symptoms of a heart attack include the following:
- chest pain (pressure, fullness and/or squeezing) that lasts for more than two minutes
- chest pain that is accompanied by anxiety
- chest pain that disappears after rest but returns with exertion
- chest pain the radiates to the shoulders, neck and/or arms (especially the left arm)
In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.
EARLY HEART ATTACK CARE (EHAC)
IMPORTANCE OF CALLING 911
HANDS ONLY CPR