Chest Pain

Chest Pain

Chest pain should never be ignored.

If you are experiencing chest pain, you may be having a heart attack. Call 911.

Chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when the heart muscle does not receive an adequate amount of oxygen and blood. This lack of blood flow to the heart can cause permanent damage if not treated properly.

At Floyd Medical Center, the experienced physicians of the Harbin Clinic Department of Cardiology work with our skilled and caring staff to provide the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques available.

Our heart care team is available 24/7 to provide immediate medical care for anyone with symptoms of a heart attack, such as chest pain. The national benchmark for door-to-balloon time is 90 minutes. Floyd Medical Center meets and exceeds this with an average door-to-balloon time of 67 minutes. This time refers to the time at which a patient enters the doors of our Emergency Care Center (ECC) to the moment blood flow is restored to the heart muscle by balloon angioplasty and/or a stent.

Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC)

Floyd offers education on Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC). EHAC education means learning the signs and symptoms of a heart attack so that you can become an active bystander and save a life, maybe even your own.

Become EHAC ready by taking a taking a free, short, online course. Our staff of heart care professionals also offer free EHAC classes to the community.

EHAC certification 

Hands-Only CPR

Hands-Ony CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. A person who experiences cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat and disrupts blood flow to the brain, lungs and other vital organs -- has the best chance of survival when CPR is performed immediately. When performed immediately, CPR can double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

Hands-only CPR has been shown to be just as effective as conventional CPR in saving lives.

Our heart care professionals offer Hands-Only CPR courses throughout the year and are available to come to your organization or event and teach this life-saving method.

Location

Floyd Medical Center

Contact

To learn more about heart care services and treatments, EHAC and Hands-Only CPR, call 706.509.5137 or email us.



 
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