Chest pain? Medical City is dedicated to improving the care and outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease. We have a collaborative team who are ready to receive chest pain patients before they even arrive. Medical City receives information from the EMS personnel a patient is having a heart attack. A team of experienced healthcare professionals are activated waiting to bypass the emergency department and take the patient directly to the Heart Catheterization Lab.
Medical City is a 24-hour STEMI receiving hospital. To decrease door to balloon time, save lives and minimize heart muscle damage, our Emergency Department receives EKGs from EMS personnel before the patient arrives. We are ready to receive the patients from EMS directly to Heart Catheterization Lab in 60 minutes or less—thirty minutes below the national average. We are dedicated to staying ahead of the curve.
Cycle 3 Accreditation
Medical City is constantly striving to provide our patients the latest life-saving methods. We have received cycles 1 and 2 from the Society of Chest Pain Centers and working toward the next level, Cycle 3. The accreditation cycles certify a hospital has achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. The Chest Pain Center emphasizes the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs. They provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as appropriate treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.
Left ventricular assist device used to be more of a bridge to transplant, but it is now a bridge to life. Our team is specially trained in caring for these patients with heart failure.