Heart Attack and Chest Pain
Because time is especially important for patients with chest pain, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has a special area in the emergency room dedicated solely to chest pain patients. This allows for the most rapid and streamlined treatment for possible heart attack patients as possible.
Texas Health Dallas was the first hosptial in the city to receive Cycle IV Chest Pain Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, a prestigious designation attained after meeting stringent evaluation. The hospital has also received accreditation for emergency stroke care by the Joint Commission. In addition, the emergency department is accredited by the Joint Commission to treat stroke patients.
Texas Health Dallas' acute heart care program reaches patients across North Texas with advanced emergency response services. An example of our commitment to advanced care, Texas Health Dallas created STEER (ST Elevation Emergency Response) to get heart attack patients to the hospital quickly — regardless of their location. The program addresses every step when responding to a potential heart attack — from paramedics in the field, to remote patient stabilization and transfer capabilities, to having clinical teams ready before patient arrival. Texas Health Dallas initiated this program after collaborating with experts at Duke University Medical Center, and is now leading the charge to implement similar protocols in all of the hospitals across North Texas.
If you think you may experiencing chest pain or a heart attack, call 911. Do not drive yourself to the hospital.