Fast Heart Care - When It Counts
Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) provides the region's most responsive, comprehensive heart attack treatment spanning from the first signs of a heart attack through to the recovery process. Are you at Risk for a Heart Attack?
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Proven Chest Pain Network
CHS leads the region's largest and most complete chest pain network, an effort that coordinates Nine Accredited Chest Pain Centers, first responders and heart specialists so we can deliver faster care to patients with heart attack symptoms. When it comes to a heart attack, every second matters. Our treatment times are consistently better than the national average - which means better outcomes for our patients. See the video at left to learn more about our Chest Pain Network.
The Most Responsive Regional Heart Attack Care
42 minutes - Our average total treatment time for a heart attack from the patient's arrival until the time the artery blockage is cleared. This beats the national average by 17 minutes.
87.5 minutes - Our average total treatment for referred patients from the time they arrive at the referring hospital until the blockage is cleared. This outpaces the national average by nearly 23 minutes.
9 - The number of local hospitals in the chest pain network. Only 2 other hospitals in the country have as many facilities working jointly to facilitate better and faster heart care.
See how our cardiologists use a balloon angioplasty to treat an obstructed artery.