Rapid Response to Heart Attack at Penrose-St. Francis
Seconds count when it comes to having a heart attack. At Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, our heart attack patients receive care an average of 60 minutes or less* than the national benchmark of 90 minutes. Our emergency cardiology team works closely with American Medical Response, the Colorado Springs Fire Department and Flight for Life® Colorado to treat patients who may be having a heart attack.
Our specially trained emergency physicians and nurses are in constant communication with our partners who may be transporting a possible heart attack patient. When the patient arrives at the hospital, our emergency care team will be ready to administer immediate care. If a patient arrives showing signs of a blocked artery, the Cath Lab at Penrose St. Francis is ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week to remove the blockage.
Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center are proud to be the only Accredited Chest Pain Centers in southern Colorado. This means we have a high level of skill when it comes to treating patients who present with signs of a heart attack.
Knowing the signs of a heart attack may help save your life. The most common symptoms of a heart attack include:
- Chest pain (even mild)
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
Call 911 if you think you may be experiencing symptoms of a heart attack!
*According to the American College of Cardiology