Quick Response to Chest Pain and Heart Attack
Sacred Heart has been recognized for its record in improving outcomes for patients with heart attacks. Innovative methods of patient triage and management are used to urgently open coronary arteries and restore blood flow. Primary emphasis is on increasing the number of patients who receive life-saving treatment and reducing the critical minutes required to deliver clot-dissolving medication or to perform balloon catheter therapy.
Based on the quality of its care and patient outcomes, Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola was rated by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, as a Five-Star hospital for treatment of heart attack.
Sacred Heart's full service Emergency Department, in cooperation with the Heart and Vascular Institute, provides a fully-equipped Chest Pain Center. The Chest Pain Center provides effective management of patients with chest pain, streamlining diagnostic testing and, in some cases, avoiding unnecessary hospitalization. The newest therapies available are offered through participation in research involving clot-busting drugs and interventional catheter techniques.