Heart disease is the number-one killer of adults in the United States, but thanks to major advances during the last 25 years, most types of heart disease are now treatable. Countless people have been given a second chance at life.
Methodist Hospital has created a first-class cardiac services program designed to provide specialized, advanced care in a compassionate, patient-centered environment. We offer the latest diagnostic and treatment services, and our highly qualified Chest Pain Team is available 24 hours a day to evaluate and relieve chest pain quickly.
There's true peace of mind knowing that our specialized cardiac care is available close to the people who depend on us in the communities we serve.
The Chest Pain Team: when minutes matter
When it comes to diagnosing and stopping a heart attack, the Methodist Hospital Chest Pain Team is one of the best in the country. Methodist Hospital is a dedicated STEMI receiving center.
Accessed through our around-the-clock, full-service Emergency department, the Team ensures that patients who complain of chest pain undergo an electrocardiogram (EKG) within five minutes. If evidence of a heart attack is observed, patients can be brought directly to the hospital's catheterization laboratory and undergo an angiogram, which pinpoints the location of a closed artery. When necessary, a balloon angioplasty or stent procedure can open the closed artery. Open-heart surgery expertise is also available if required.
New Support Group
Methodist Hospital is proud to announce that we have a Mended Heart program for our heart patients and their caregivers. Learn more about this exciting new heart care support group.