As an accredited chest pain center, Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center has resources fully in place to reduce the time from the onset of a person’s heart attack symptoms to diagnosis and treatment. We treat patients faster during the critical window of time when the heart muscle can be preserved.
Through the use of pre-hospital, 12-lead EKGs our heart catheterization lab times are better than the national average. Our state-of-the-art monitoring watches patients when it is not certain they are having a heart attack; this means they are not sent home too quickly and we are sure they receive the best treatment for their condition.
For recovery from a heart attack or heart surgery, our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs help patients return to a healthier quality of life.