Chest pain is the most common symptom of heart disease and may signal a heart attack. If you think you may be having a heart attack, do not drive yourself to the hospital!
Call 911 immediately and request to be taken to the region’s nationally accredited and dedicated 24/7 Chest Pain Center at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
The Chest Pain Center at Greenville Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Trauma Center (ETC) was recognized as being among the top 2 percent in the nation for outstanding performance during a reaccreditation survey by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. This designation was awarded based on the focus given to improving the quality of care for patients.
Private beds removed from the bustle of the emergency room provide a quiet place where cardiologists, emergency physicians, and highly trained cardiac staff can monitor your heart while conducting diagnostic exams. Everything from stress testing to sophisticated imaging to catheterization labs are located just a few steps away.
All emergency departments throughout GHS follow the same protocols for chest pain monitoring and evaluation used by the Chest Pain Center. Designed by cardiologists and emergency room physicians, these protocols reflect the extensive knowledge of how unexpected chest pain can turn into an emergency situation.
If you or someone you know experiences the following symptoms, call 911 and ask to be taken to a GHS emergency room as quickly as possible:
- Chest pain that lasts 20 minutes or more
- Pain that starts in the upper-middle portion of your chest and spreads to your neck, jaw, back, and arms
- Shortness of breath