In an emergency, know in advance the best place to go, because you don’t want to waste time wondering when it really matters.
Heart Attack Spot
Sparks is the River Valley’s only Accredited Chest Pain Center, which means our staff is well-trained and meets a strict set of criteria for the treatment of heart attacks. We use technology, in concert with area ambulance services, that allows our chest pain team to monitor a patient’s EKG information while that patient is being transported to our facility. Our team actually meets the ambulance outside our cath lab, and when a patient needs a catheter to open a heart blockage, our treatment times are much faster than the national benchmark. With a heart attack, saved time means saved heart muscle.