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 the only American College of Cardiology Accredited Chest Pain Center with a cardiac catheterization lab in Rock County, Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center–Janesville offers the fastest heart attack treatment in the area.
Mercyhealth has everything needed to quickly diagnose and treat a heart attack. 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 catheterization lab and staff ready when the person gets to our hospital.
These are a few of the reasons that our patients’ time of arrival to the hospital to opening their heart artery is faster than the national average.
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.