Emergency Heart Care

When a heart attack strikes, every minute counts. If you are experiencing chest pain, call 9-1-1 immediately. Calling 9-1-1 is almost always the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment. Emergency medical services staff can begin treatment when they arrive.

The EvergreenHealth Emergency Department is specially equipped to diagnose and treat chest discomfort and other subtle early signs of a possible heart attack.

Our 4 trauma rooms and 28 private acute treatment rooms are all equipped with full cardiac monitoring.

We have a state-of-the-art diagnostic suite dedicated to cardiac catheterization.


Door-to-Balloon Time

EvergreenHealth prides itself in our "door-to-balloon" time - the time it takes to reopen blocked arteries with balloon angioplasty and allow blood flow once again.

  • 90 minutes - the national goal
  • 65 minutes - EvergreenHealth's average door-to-balloon time

Patient Story

"Your team saved my life."  Dr. Scott Price describes the heart attack that felled his father, and the emergency care that saved his life.


National Recognition for Heart Attack Survival

The U.S. government's 2007 report card on heart attack care singled out EvergreenHealth as one of only 17 hospitals nationwide with outstanding heart attack survival rates.

What makes our program so successful at saving lives?

Certainly the skill of our medics, cardiologists, emergency and interventional staff in delivering lifesaving treatments. But our care doesn't end when a life is saved. Our nursing care, rehabilitation and follow-up programs are there to guide heart attack patients on the road to recovery - helping with everything from diet and exercise to monitoring medications.

It's comprehensive care that begins the minute you dial 9-1-1.