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Chest Pain Awareness

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Count on us, your local Chest Pain Accredited hospital, for the cardiac care you need.

Our hospital is Chest Pain Accredited with Primary PCI by the American College of Cardiology. This means our hospital has specialty-trained staff who are equipped to administer higher levels of care related to your heart. Our facility has two cardiac catheterization labs that run 24/7. In 2022, our labs are being upgraded to the latest, most advanced equipment for even higher quality care. Know where to go in an emergency. Paris Regional Medical Center has you covered.

A Common Issue

  • Heart disease causes approximately 1 of 4 deaths in the United States.
  • About 50% of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside a hospital. This suggests that many people don't act on early warning signs.
  • Survey results show that only 27% of the respondents were aware of all major symptoms and knew to call 911.
  • By sharing Early Heart Attack Education (EHAC), we can change these sobering statistics!

Visit this link to learn more about Hands-Only CPR.

Early signs

Early signs and symptoms that can begin hours or days before a heart attack. You may or may not experience any or all of these symptoms. You may experience mild chest symptoms, such as pressure, burning, aching or tightness. These symptoms may come and go until finally becoming constant and severe. Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) is important because early recognition can save hearts. Here are some of the earlier signs to look for: 

  • Nausea
  • Pain that travels down one or both arms
  • Jaw pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Chest pressure, squeezing or discomfort
  • Back pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Indigestion

If you one or more of these symptoms, please seek emergency medical attention.

Remember: Dial, don't drive. Call 9-1-1 if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.