Accredited Chest Pain Center in Orem, Utah
Timpanogos Regional Hospital is accredited in treating chest pain and heart failure, as designated by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. This means that our heart care specialists in Orem, Utah provide the most effective, timely treatments for emergency heart conditions, such as a heart attack.
If you think someone is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately. Fast emergency treatment is essential to prevent long-term damage to the heart.
You can count on Timpanogos Regional Hospital for comprehensive cardiac care following a cardiac event. We have an on-site cardiac rehabilitation center where therapy professionals help patients restore their strength after a heart attack or heart procedure.
A heart attack occurs when plaque build-up blocks one of the heart’s arteries, which can be a fatal medical emergency. However, understanding the warning signs of a heart attack and seeking immediate medical attention upon the onset of symptoms could save a life.
Heart attack symptoms in men and women
- Chest discomfort
- Discomfort in the back, arms, jaw, neck or stomach
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea, cold sweats or lightheadedness
Rapid heart attack treatment
A heart attack is most effectively treated in its early stages. That is why our ER cardiac team partners with local emergency response teams to streamline heart attack diagnosis and treatment. Patients with chest pain who are taken to Timpanogos Regional by ambulance receive cardiac testing on the way to the hospital. The technology transmits the test results, which displays the exact location of a blockage, to our ER medical team.
This allows our ER heart specialists to proactively assemble a medical team and a treatment plan. Upon arriving to the hospital by ambulance, the patient is taken directly to our cardiac catheterization lab for immediate treatment.
Visit our cardiology page to learn more.
Help save a life—learn hands-only CPR
With only two easy steps, hands-only CPR can more than double a person’s chances of survival following a sudden cardiac arrest. This easy-to-remember method is an effective option for people who are untrained in conventional CPR, which includes rescue breathing.
- Step one: Call 911
- Step two: Push hard and fast in the center of the person’s chest to the rhythm of “Stayin’ Alive”— about 100 compressions per minute
Watch the video below for a hands-only CPR demonstration, or sign-up for a CPR class in your community.
To schedule an appointment with one of our heart specialists, call (855) 413-7829.