Emergency Cardiac Services
In a heart-related emergency, time is precious. By choosing a hospital with comprehensive heart emergency services—including a Heart Emergency Center, emergency angioplasty capabilities and a heart surgery team—you eliminate the need for transfer to another hospital. Heart Hospital of Lafayette (HHL) is fully equipped to perform angioplasty, open heart surgery and many other emergency heart surgeries. HHL is equipped with cutting-edge technologies and highly trained staff to respond to any heart emergency, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Heart Hospital of Lafayette Emergency Room Quick Facts
- Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Little to no wait time
- Bedside registration helps expedite care
- Emergency room (ER) physicians and board certified cardiologists available/on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Home of CV STAT®, an emergency referral and transport program providing care to outlying communities
- Participation in PPOs and most medical coverage groups.
Therapeutic hypothermia treatment services are available to patients in our emergency department, ICU and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Used after cardiac arrest when a patient's heartbeat is restored, but the patient remains unconscious, therapeutic hypothermia cools the patient to a precise temperature to decrease the risk of permanent neurologic damage. The American Heart Association recommends this treatment for patients who meet certain criteria.
Know ALL the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
Heart attacks often involve discomfort in the center of the chest—a feeling of fullness or uncomfortable pressure or squeezing—that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back.
Upper Body Discomfort
Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of Breath
Often accompanied by chest discomfort, shortness of breath can also occur before chest discomfort begins.
Other signs of heart attack include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or light-headedness.
If you experience one or more of these signs don't wait. Call 911. The earlier that these issues are caught, the less damage that it can do to your heart and other parts of your body.