Providing Care for Over 40 Years
Every 33 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from cardiovascular disease. That's why we established the Chest Pain Center within our Emergency Services Department. We ensure that patients receive fast, accurate and state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment as soon as they arrive at our doors.
Symptoms of a heart attack can vary significantly from person to person. If you notice any of the symptoms below, call 911. Getting treatment fast can mean the difference between life and death.
Pay attention to these other possible symptoms of a heart attack:
Quick cardiac care is lifesaving. From the moment a 911 call is made, an intricate system of steps is in place for patients with chest pain to receive the care they need:
Through a new partnership with our ambulance services, EMS teams are able to perform EKGs in the field and send the information within seconds to our emergency department. This allows the cardiac team to be in place as soon as the patient arrives at the ER.
Though he doesn't remember it now, Bradley White called 911 as soon as his chest pains started. At 10:15 a.m., the 911 operator received his call, and an emergency medical service crew was dispatched. That's when the operator heard the Chesapeake man collapse.
White had arrived at Chesapeake Regional's Emergency Department, was transported to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, diagnosed with "acute coronary syndrome," and a stent was being placed in his heart. Within hours, he was recovering comfortably in a hospital bed.
That speed saved his life. It was made possible largely because Chesapeake Regional had implemented a carefully orchestrated system of checks and balances as part of its accredited Chest Pain Center. That process takes patients from the 911 call or walk-in at the ER to treatment.