Chest Pain Center

Baptist Health Chest Pain Center has historically performed more cardiac procedures than any other provider in Kentucky and has long been known as having one of the leading, award-winning, cardiovascular programs in the state.

The Chest Pain Center at Baptist Health was the first facility in the region to be accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. More than a title, this accreditation means the Chest Pain Center meets or exceeds benchmarks for rapidly diagnosing and treating heart attacks with a heart catheterization, balloon angioplasty or stent placement when needed. Baptist Health is the first hospital in Kentucky to be awarded the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Referral/Receiving Accreditation. This program recognizes centers that have demonstrated expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting stringent criteria. Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Referring/Receiving Center Accreditation signifies the center as one of quality and trust.

Whether the first medical contact is with the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) or a referring facility to Baptist Health, our protocols for chest pain are built to encourage teamwork, on all levels, for quality treatment by:

  • Observing patients suffering from chest pain to evaluate and rule out the possibility of a heart attack
  • Alerting key personnel with a one-call process including the Emergency Department, Cath Lab and all necessary staff and physicians
  • Rapidly testing cardiac enzyme blood work to determine if the chest pain is a heart attack
  • Providing a state-of-the-art heart Catheterization Lab with expertly skilled cardiologists, nurses and radiology technicians. Blocked arteries can be identified and opened rapidly, saving heart muscle and preventing heart failure. We also offer low-dose radiation technology as well as a radial lounge for the many cases with a same-day discharge.
  • Offering radial artery access as an option for heart catheterization and angioplasty/stent procedures.

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