Heart Attack Care
- Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea, vomiting
- If you experience any of the above symptoms, call 911 immediately.
At Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute, we treat all patients with chest pain seriously and promptly — without any ER wait time.
Our team of experienced cardiologists works collaboratively with EMS and all of our hospitals’ emergency departments to ensure you receive the best care when you need it the most.
We have been recognized as one of the top heart programs in the nation for heart attack care for countless years, including being the first and only in the region to receive the prestigious Platinum Award for fast, effective heart attack care by the American College of Cardiology for two consecutive years. Additional honors include:
American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR Action Registry GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, (2013)
American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, (2012)
American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award, (2011)
American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award, (2010)
Mission: Lifeline STEMI – Receiving Center Silver Performance Award, (2013)
Mission: Lifeline STEMI – Receiving Center Bronze Performance Award, (2010)
Baptist Hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry®-GWTGTM for eight consecutive quarters in ACTION Registry-GWTG Premier and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive these awards.