The first few moments of chest pain are critical to survival and successful recovery. An immediate response is crucial to successful treatment. This is why we created the Chest Pain Center, located at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and the Heart Alert Program.
The Chest Pain Center at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital has been recognized for its commitment to excellence through its accreditation by the internationally recognized Society of Chest Pain Centers. The facility has the distinction of having two accreditations through the society. The second is a unique honor, currently held by only five percent of the world's chest pain facilities.
By streamlining paperwork and dedicating specialized staff, equipment and tests to one location, we can provide quick and effective care for any and all chest pain patients. We provide a full range of extensive evaluation and treatment, from clot-dissolving drugs to emergency catheterization and angioplasty.
If you experience any of the following warning signs, immediately call 911 or visit the emergency department for immediate attention.
WARNING SIGNS – SEEK IMMEDIATE CARE
- Pressure or squeezing in the center of the chest
- Spreading pain to the shoulders, arms, neck and jaw
- Shortness of breath
- Deep heartburn or indigestion-like pain
- Sudden abnormal sweating
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