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Chest Pain Center

WARNING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK
Any one of the following are symptoms of a possible heart attack and should be diagnosed and treated immediately:

Uncomfortable or constricting pressure in the center of the chest, often lasting two minutes or longer.

Tightness, fullness, pain or a squeezing sensation in the chest.

Pain radiating to the back, across the shoulders or collarbone, along the jaw, neck or arms.

Chest pain with a numbness or tingling in the arm.

Sweating, nausea, dizziness, fainting or shortness of breath and feeling of anxiety.

WHAT TO DO
Immediately, get to the nearest hospital able to respond to your chest pain promptly. St. Joseph's Chest Pain Center is minutes away. Prompt Response by Professionals Within Minutes of Your Arrival Experienced, Emergency Physicians are available 24 hours of every day. Emergency nurses are fully qualified and certified in advanced cardiac life support. Cardiovascular diagnostic equipment and laboratory equipment assures diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks, within minutes. Cardiologists are available for prompt, expert consultation when needed.

LIFE SAVING DRUGS ARE AVAILABLE IN MINUTES
Drugs known as thrombolytics are available in the Chest Pain Center and can be administered within minutes of a diagnosis of a heart attack. These drugs can minimize irreversible damage to the heart muscle.

STATE-OF-THE-ART MONITORING
If necessary, you will be admitted to the Hospital's Intensive Care Unit or Cardiac Monitoring Unit. Both units are new and have some of the area's most modern, spacious rooms and state-of-the-art technology.

WHAT IF THE PAIN FEELS LIKE INDIGESTION?
Frequently, heart attack pain may feel like indigestion.
Don't waste precious moments.
Seek help as though the pain is a heart attack.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call the Chest Pain Center in the Emergency Department at (607) 737-7806.

We want to help.

We have the experienced staff and modern technology to diagnose and treat chest pain quickly. Early diagnosis can avert a heart attack, protect your heart from damage and save your life.

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