If you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. In more than 50 percent of patients, there are early warning signs of a heart attack. Around 85 percent of heart damage occurs within the first two hours of a heart attack, so acting fast as soon as symptoms arise is critical. Symptoms may include:
- Mild chest pain, like pressure, burning, aching or tightness
- Pain that travels down your arm(s)
- Jaw or back pain
- Fatigue and/or anxiety
- Feeling of fullness
- Chest pressure
- Shortness of breath
Seconds count. Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, is one of just 6 percent of hospitals nationwide with an accredited Chest Pain Center due to its expertise, commitment to quality patient care and team of emergency specialists trained in rapid response and treatment of heart attacks.
These specialists have performed many area “firsts,” including the first open heart surgery and the first lariat procedure to treat atrial fibrillation. New therapies constantly become available through the medical center’s clinical research program.
Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Chest Pain Center offers comprehensive heart attack care, diagnosing and treating chest pain fast, featuring the latest in emergency heart care technology, including newly upgraded cardiac cath labs and a ready, expert staff.
- Sophisticated diagnostic tools: Includes the full range of cardiovascular diagnostic tests
- Level 2 trauma centers
- Cardiac catheterization: Includes balloon angioplasty
- Hybrid cardiac catheterization lab
- Arrhythmia care: Treatments for abnormal heart rhythms
- Heart surgery
- Cardiac rehab
Holding the title of accredited Chest Pain Centers denotes adherence to stringent protocols and a full range of specialists, advanced tools, and treatments necessary for the best heart attack care.
To make an appointment or for more information, call 877.737.4636
Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
333 North Madison Street Joliet, IL 60435