Chest Pain Center: Around-the-Clock Cardiac Care
During a heart attack, blocked blood vessels prevent oxygen from getting to the heart. Tissue is lost, and the heart muscle is dying. Minutes matter. That’s why Franciscan Health has taken treatment for chest pain to a higher level through its dedicated Chest Pain Centers.
The emergency and cardiac teams at each Chest Pain Center are available around-the-clock to stop a heart attack in its tracks with quick diagnosis and intervention, preventing further damage to the heart.
Accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
Franciscan Health Chest Pain Centers were among the first to be accredited in Indiana and Illinois. Accreditation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care means that you can be confident that we have the right specialists, processes and equipment in place to provide the highest level of care for patients experiencing chest pain.
Heart attack signs and symptoms
Recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack and reacting quickly are crucial to saving lives. Call 911 or get to a Chest Pain Center immediately if you feel any of the following:
- Crushing pain, discomfort, pressure or feeling of fullness or squeezing in the chest
- Discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck or jaw
- Shortness of breath, sudden abnormal sweating or dizziness
Less common signs and symptoms:
- Fatigue or sudden weakness (especially for female or diabetic patients)
- Nausea, lightheadedness
- Upper abdominal pain