If you think you are having a heart attack, call 911 and ask to be taken to the closest Novant Health emergency department.
When a heart attack
occurs, the heart muscle can be damaged very quickly, so immediate medical attention is critical. If you are experiencing chest pain or other warning signs
of a heart attack, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center has a dedicated chest pain emergency department located within the main emergency department that specializes in diagnosing and treating heart attacks.
Presbyterian Medical Center, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center have all received Cycle III chest pain accreditation
, making Novant Health one of the first health systems in the state to receive this prestigious recognition. Novant Health hospitals in the Charlotte region are also in the top 10 percent in the nation for providing heart attack care. In addition, Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte qualifies for the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Award, which recognizes hospitals that implement a higher standard of care for heart attack patients to effectively improve their survival and care.
If you suspect you or a loved one is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately and ask to be brought directly to the experts at the closest Novant Health emergency department.
Once you arrive, our team of specially trained physicians, nurses and staff will quickly assess your symptoms and evaluate your condition. If you are experiencing a heart attack, you may be taken directly to the cardiac catheterization lab for immediate treatment. Or, if additional testing is required, you will be transferred to one of the hospital’s cardiovascular units for further observation.
For patients who are experiencing heart attack-like symptoms but are not actually having a heart attack, we will conduct further tests to determine the cause of the symptoms. Then, you will be released and given recommendations for follow-up care.