Did you know that approximately 600,000 individuals suffer from fatal heart attacks and heart disease each year? With heart attacks as the leading cause of death in the United States, it’s no surprise that more than 5 million Americans visit hospitals each year due to symptoms like chest pain and tightness. Accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, Good Samaritan Hospital of San Jose’s Chest Pain Center proudly provides superior levels of service for patients experiencing a cardiac episode.
Traditional hospitals and emergency rooms are often ill-equipped to handle chest pain, heart attacks, stroke, and other vascular and cardiac complications. The Good Samaritan Chest Pain Center staff understands that when it comes to a heart attack, every second counts. That’s why our hospital ensures that both cardiac surgeons and cardiology specialist are available 24 hours a day, using the fastest, most efficient diagnostic testing and electrocardiogram systems.
Because every second counts, make sure you know the warning signs. Acute or chronic chest pain may be the sign of a number of conditions, including:
- Heart attack
- Heart disease and congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Blood clots
- Spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
- Pulmonary embolism
While these conditions include some of the most common reasons for serious chest pain, this does not encompass all of the possible causes or complications. For this reason, it is crucial to seek emergency medical care or contact 9-1-1 at the first sign of persistent or serious chest pain.
Here at Good Samaritan Hospital , our cardiac and vascular services include cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, cardiac intensive care units, and cardiac rehabilitation services. To learn more visit our website or contact us at (877) 254-7020 today.