Accredited Chest Pain Center
Chest pain can be a serious symptom and response time is critical. Central Baptist Hospital’s accredited Chest Pain Center for PCI is committed to treating patients fast and as a team.
In 2008, the Chest Pain Center at Central Baptist Hospital became the first facility in the region to be accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. More than a title, this accreditation means Central Baptist’s Chest Pain Center meets or exceeds benchmarks for rapidly diagnosing and treating heart attacks with a heart catheterization and balloon angioplasty and stent placement, if needed.
Central Baptist Hospital has historically performed more cardiac procedures than any other provider in Kentucky and has long been known as having one of the leading cardiovascular programs in the state. We offer a high standard of care for chest pain patients through our procedures for immediate intervention.
Whether the first medical contact is with the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) or a referring facility to Central Baptist Hospital, our procedures for chest pain are built to encourage teamwork, on all levels, for quality treatment by:
• Chest pain observation where patients suffering from chest pain can be evaluated to rule out the possibility of a heart attack
• Transmitting an EKG from your home by EMS to the cardiologist and emergency department at Central Baptist Hospital, so they can be ready and waiting when you arrive - decreasing time to activation of the Cath Lab team
• Alerting key personnel including the Emergency Department, Cath Lab and all necessary physicians
• Opening the blocked artery within 60 minutes of arrival at Central Baptist Hospital or 90 minutes from the patient’s first medical contact (EMS or referring Emergency Department)
Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC)
EHAC is a public awareness campaign intended to educate about the signs of an impending heart attack AND that these signs and symptoms can occur days or weeks before the actual event. These early symptoms need to be recognized and treated early to avoid the damage caused by a full-blown heart attack. Let us teach you how to spot and prevent heart attacks before they occur.
Check out more about heart attack care from one of our cardiologists featured on the Care Central TV Show.
Learn more about the warning signs of a heart attack.
Central Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute
Accredited Chest Pain Center for PCI