Is it indigestion or a heart attack? We can determine if you're having a heart attack or if your chest pain is caused by something else. Either way, you can get the right treatment you need quickly.
Coordinated chest pain care
No matter which one of our hospital emergency departments you arrive at, our teams are equipped and trained to identify a heart attack quickly. Once it has been identified, we will work as quick as possible to stop the heart attack and minimize damage. Once you are stable, we will transfer you to the Chest Pain Emergency Center at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo where you have 24/7 access to our cardiac experts and the latest stent technology in our cardiac catheterization labs.
Learn more about our coordinated approach to chest pain care by watching Joe’s story.
Accredited chest pain emergency center
When you experience an acute heart attack, you will receive rapid treatment in one of our cardiac catheterization labs to minimize damage to the heart muscle. Bronson Methodist Hospital is southwest Michigan’s first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center and holds a full cycle IV accreditation with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). PCI is a non-surgical procedure that uses a thin flexible tube called a catheter to place a small structure called a stent to open up blood vessels in the heart.
Know the signs and symptoms of heart attacks
When it comes to heart attacks, the more time that passes, the more damage is being done to your heart. Knowing the signs and symptoms is essential to getting help quickly. Watch Dr. Robert Prodinger discuss what to be aware of when it comes to a heart attack.