24/7 advanced emergency heart attack care
Our heart and vascular experts know the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of a positive outcome.
Know the warning signs of a heart attack
Recognizing these symptoms can save lives. If you think you or someone close to you is having a heart attack, call 911.
- Chest pain: pressure or squeezing that lasts for several minutes or comes and goes in waves
- An uncomfortable sensation in your arm, jaw, neck or back
- Shortness of breath
Other related symptoms
- Clammy skin
Women can often have more mild symptoms in addition to the classic symptoms
- Flu-like symptoms
How people who have had heart attacks describe the feeling
- An elephant sitting on my chest
- Pain between my shoulder blades
- Someone squeezing my heart inside my chest
- Being run over by a truck
Exceeding national treatment response standards
The most serious type of heart attack is known as STEMI, or ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Almost 400,000 people experience this serious heart attack every year. Our emergency alert system for STEMI patients has dramatically reduced time to treatment for thousands of patients, saving lives by seamlessly coordinating care.