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Chest pain? Call 9-1-1!


Chester County's only Accredited Chest Pain Center is a 9-1-1 call away.

It's called the "golden hour" -- the first hour of a heart attack when most of the damage to the heart muscle occurs. Taking the proper action during this time is crucial. That's why, at the first signs of a heart attack, you should call 9-1-1. It triggers a coordinated effort that starts with EMS, who can begin treatment on the way to the Emergency Department. As a designated chest pain center*, we are proven experts in handling a cardiac emergency, with the advanced care and protocols in place to preserve your heart muscle -- and your life.

*The Chester County Hospital is an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI as designated by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international organization dedicated to eliminating heart disease as the number-one cause of death worldwide. CPC has established a national standard for the most effective treatment of cardiac patients and recognizes those hospitals that have achieved a higher level of expertise.

Last Updated: 6/1/2012