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Accredited Chest Pain Center
Saline Memorial Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to providing expert care for patients with chest pain by earning accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI through the American College of Cardiology.
The accreditation process required an in-depth review of the hospital’s processes and systems from admission to post-discharge care to ensure the best possible outcomes for heart patients. The Primary PCI designation signifies that we have 24/7 coverage to respond to patients experiencing heart attack symptoms. The chest pain center has two interventional cardiologists and multiple interventional radiologists ready to treat patients.
Cardiac Cath Lab and Heart Station
Working in conjunction with Central Arkansas Cardiology Associates, the hospital performs both invasive procedures in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and and non-invasive procedures in the Heart Station. Both the Cath Lab and Heart Station have specially trained, compassionate staff dedicated to ensuring quality care and outcomes for patients.
The Cath Lab performs diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures, diagnostic and interventional peripheral procedures, interventional radiology procedures, including the following:
• Angiograms • Angioplasty (balloon)
• Stents • Atherectomy Thrombectomy
• Thrombolysis • Cardioversion
• Embolization • Drain Placement
• Epidural Steroid Injections • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
Heart Station performs non-invasive procedures for cardiac and peripheral:
- Stress Echocardiograms
- Nuclear Treadmill Stress
- Ankle-brachial Index for peripheral artery disease
- Cardiac Monitor
Looking for more information?
Knowing how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack could mean the difference between life and death! In this video, Dr. Kristina Skinner from Central Arkansas Cardiology Associates talks about what causes a heart attack, the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and the best ways to respond if you see someone having a heart attack.
The Deputy Heart Attack program is a public outreach platform that asks you to "Recognize and Respond" in the event of an emergency using the knowledge you learn in the Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) education. The Deputy Heart Attack program uses the "Buddy Badge" to demonstrate the activation of the bystander who promises to help someone receive critical medical care.