Chest Pain Center
UF Health Leesburg Hospital is recognized by the American College of Cardiology as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and Resuscitation.
In 2020, our hospital once again earned full accreditation by the American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation. For you, this means we are better equipped, trained and staffed to care for you in case of a heart attack.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. Accredited Chest Pain Centers have met or exceeded stringent criteria and completed a comprehensive onsite review by accreditation specialists. Accreditation affirms a higher level of expertise in the care of patients with symptoms of a heart attack. Our team of professionals has proven expertise in advanced cardiac care.
Advanced care for chest pain
As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, we use a systematic, evidence-based and protocol-driven approach to cardiac patient care, reducing time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack.
PCI with Resuscitation Accreditation enhances patient outcomes because it reflects application of strategies such as early recognition, CPR and defibrillation, early intervention with primary PCI (coronary angioplasty), along with therapeutic hypothermia following a cardiac arrest. PCI is a non-surgical technique for treating narrowed coronary arteries and restoring blood flow to heart tissue. Post-arrest hypothermia treatment can help preserve neurological function in survival by regulating the patient’s body temperature.
Heart attack resources
When it comes to heart attacks, time is muscle, so knowing the signs and symptoms is essential to getting help quickly. Visit the pages below for tips on identifying heart attacks, your risk for developing heart disease, and tips for living a heart-healthier life.
- Signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
- Take our heart attack risk assessment.
- Early Heart Attack Care®, or EHAC®, is an awareness campaign intended to educate the public about the signs of an impending heart attack and that these signs and symptoms can occur days or weeks before the actual event. CLICK HERE to learn more and to take the EHAC® pledge or CLICK HERE to watch a short video.