Chest Pain Centers by rct20360


									                                                                    Chest Pain


              Bergan Mercy · Immanuel · Lakeside
            Mercy/Council Bluffs · Midlands/Papillion
             Community Memorial/Missouri Valley
              Memorial/Schuyler · Mercy/Corning
               Alegent Health Clinic/44 locations

       Alegent Health is a faith-based health ministry sponsored
      by Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems.

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The Care You Need                                               Our Chest Pain Centers’ approach to patient care allows
When you’re having chest pain, the faster you get               physicians to begin treatment during the early stages of
the right treatment, the less damage is done to your            a heart attack, when treatments are most effective. The
heart. And where you go can make a big difference               Chest Pain Center staff works with your primary care
in the treatment you receive. Alegent Health has the            physician to determine the care plan that best meets
area’s first accredited Chest Pain Centers, which means         your medical needs and your personal preferences.
your chances of recovery are much greater. And
you’re never far from the cardiac care you may need             Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
with Chest Pain Centers at Bergan Mercy, Immanuel,
                                                                Signs of a heart attack can be sudden or come
Lakeside, Midlands and Mercy Council Bluffs.
                                                                on slowly with mild pain and discomfort.
                                                                Know the signs of a heart attack:
Treatment from Highly
Trained Professionals                                           •   Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or
                                                                    pain in the center of the chest lasting more than
Alegent Health Chest Pain Centers are accessible through
                                                                    a few minutes
our Emergency Departments in collaboration with our
Cardiovascular Services. The centers are staffed 24 hours
                                                                •   Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck, jaw or arms
a day with board certified physicians and nurses who
are specially trained to treat patients with chest pain.        •   Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting,
                                                                    sweating, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue
The Most Advanced Technology                                        or nausea
Our Chest Pain Center teams have access to the most             Chest pain and discomfort are the most
advanced cardiovascular technology, including state-of-the-     well-known symptoms of heart attack for men
art cath labs. So if your chest pain is the result of a heart   and women. However, women and patients with
condition, you can feel confident in the care you’ll receive.   diabetes are more likely to experience some of the
                                                                less common symptoms, particularly shortness of
What does Chest Pain Center                                     breath, nausea or vomiting and back or jaw pain.
Accreditation Mean?
Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers
(SCPC) means that hospitals meet or exceed quality
                                                                     Don’t wait for symptoms to clear on their own —
measures in cardiac care. Alegent Health Chest Pain Centers
have demonstrated their expertise and commitment to                 call 911 immediately and request to be taken to the
quality patient care by meeting or exceeding criteria set           nearest Alegent Health Accredited Chest Pain Center.
forth by the SCPC. Our Emergency Departments have also
completed on-site evaluations by a review team from
the SCPC.

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