“Recognizing heart-attack symptoms, having a plan and accessing the best care available can greatly improve your chances of survival.” - The Christ Hospital Heart Attack Team
Have a Plan
What would you do in the event of a heart emergency? Fill out this
Heart Attack Action Plan Card digitally, download it on your home screen or print it out and put it in your pocket. Have it ready for EMS upon their arrival.
Know Your Risks and Learn the Symptoms
Understanding the signs, symptoms, risk factors and different levels of care available gives you more treatment opportunities and better outcomes. You can learn all of that and more by downloading and reading our
How To Survive a Heart Attack Guide.
Key Risk Factors
- High Blood Pressure
- Family History
You have the right to choose your care provider, even in the case of an emergency.
As a specialized center of excellence in heart attack care, we deliver a higher standard of care focused on earlier diagnosis and faster treatment. Through our advanced emergency response technology, your heart attack care beings before you arrive at the hospital, saving valuable time and heart muscle. It is one of many reasons we are the most preferred hospital for heart and vascular care in the Tristate.
We are saving hearts through innovative care, from our fast treatment times to new
techniques that may repair damaged tissue after a heart attack.
For decades, managing heart damage with medication has been the standard of care. This approach often helps control symptoms, but does not treat the underlying issue of weakened heart muscle. A groundbreaking study at The Christ Hospital is evaluating regenerative stem cell therapy to repair and rejuvenate heart muscle damaged during a heart attack. This one-time treatment infuses heart stem cells into the damaged and weakened areas of the heart. The new cells begin to repair, restore and even replace the damaged heart muscle with healthy heart tissue. Preliminary results in similar research studies have shown stem cell therapy to improve heart function and increase blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body. On average, patients had more energy and were able to walk longer distances than before treatment. The Christ Hospital is currently using this therapy in eligible patients who have experienced a large heart attack within the last year.
Heart Attack Survival Guide and our Life After a Heart Attack Guide to understand the many reasons we are the most preferred hospital for heart and vascular care in the Tristate.
We are also the only hospital in the region honored with the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Referring Quality Achievement Award for providing timely care and successful heart attack outcomes.
We partner with medical facilities to improve heart attack care in every community.
Click here to learn more about our Chest Pain Network.
The Christ Hospital has been named among the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in U.S. by Truven Health Analytics for 11 years.