Chest Pain Center
Northwest Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center. Our protocol-driven approach to heart care allows us to reduce time to treatment during the critical first stages of a heart attack.
To receive this accreditation, Northwest Medical Center integrated the industry's best practices and newest paradigms into its cardiac care services. We work seamlessly with emergency services and other departments within our hospital to ensure patients get the treatment they need.
When patients come to the Northwest Medical Center Emergency Room complaining of chest pain or discomfort, they receive immediate treatment to avoid as much heart damage as possible.
The sooner a heart attack is treated, the less damage is done to the heart.
Not all heart attacks are dramatic. Don't miss these signs.
- Discomfort in the center of the chest: it can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body: including pain in one or both arms, the shoulders, back or jaw
- Shortness of breath
- Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, unusual fatigue, nausea or lightheadedness
If you think you are having a heart attack, don't wait. Call 911 immediately.
Determine Your Risk
To find out if you are at risk for a heart attack, click here to take the risk assessment.