Heart attack. These are two of the scariest words in the English language. But thanks to modern technology, treatment advances and evidence-based medicine, many of the millions of Americans who suffer heart attacks live to tell their story. Many go on to lead normal lives.

Texas Health Dallas was the first hospital 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. Several Texas Health hospitals have been named Cycle III Chest Pain Centers - the highest accreditation for heart attack treatment. The honor means that Texas Health hospitals rank among the best in the country for rapid recognition and collaborative treatment of heart attacks.

What You Need to Know About Heart Attacks

Texas Health is committed to helping you take charge of your heart health. Here you will learn about different types of heart attacks, their symptoms and how you can help in an emergency. You will also learn the difference between heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest - an electrical malfunction of the heart.

You also find that if you or someone you love has suffered a heart attack, you're not alone. Visit our heart health blog for helpful insights and stories from others living with heart and vascular disease.

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