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Rapid Response to Heart Attack at Penrose-St. Francis

Accredited Chest Pain Center Medallion 

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)
  • Dizziness
  • 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

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