For people having a heart attack, every minute—from the first sign of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment—counts. In fact, for each minute that heart muscle goes without blood flow caused by a blocked artery, the heart becomes more damaged. This damage can be permanent.
As an American College of Cardiology Accredited Chest Pain Center in Winnebago County, Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside specializes in quickly diagnosing a heart attack and having everything needed in place to treat it. This includes quickly opening a blocked heart artery in its on-site cardiac catheterization lab.
Mercyhealth’s close relationship with local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) means that we can view a person’s heart test results while they are in the ambulance and have our staff ready when the person gets to our hospital.
Remember: When you or a loved one have signs of a heart attack, call 911. Diagnosis and treatment can start in your home, continue in the ambulance, and be completed in the hospital. Fast action can save your heart muscle and can even save your life.