Did you know that chest pain centers improve survival of a heart attack by 37 percent? When it comes to chest pain, time is muscle. When you or a loved one experience chest pain or a cardiac event, you can rest assured that the physicians and staff at Centerpoint Medical Center are prepared to diagnose and treat you rapidly and effectively. We are a member of the first Chest Pain Network in the Kansas City area.
Centerpoint Medical Center is an Accredited Cycle II Chest Pain Center with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) and one of the top hospitals in Kansas City for door-to-balloon time. The door-to-balloon time is the amount of time it takes from the moment the patient arrives at the door of the Emergency Department until they are in the catheterization lab and the blocked artery is open. When someone is having a heart attack, “time is muscle” – that is why so much emphasis is put on the door-to-balloon time when a person is having an ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), a life-threatening heart attack. The national goal for door-to-balloon time is 90 minutes.
Centerpoint Medical Center is one of only 200 nationally recognized chest pain centers. Our Emergency Department and cardiac catheterization labs are staffed around the clock with trained physicians and nurses so that we can reduce the time to treatment during the critical early stages, when actions are most effective. We’re highly skilled, fast and thorough – and we can prove it.
Whether you are experiencing a minor emergency or a life-threatening situation, we can provide the emergency care you need. We have convenient parking and easy access at 39th Street and Jackson Drive, close to Independence Center.