The risk of death from a heart attack is greatest during the first few hours. Because of this, healthcare experts from The Reading Hospital and Medical Center are touting the importance of rapid treatment at an event in mid-July.
Adam P. Sigal, MD, a board-certified physician in Emergency Medicine, and Danyelle Whalen, RN, BS, CVRN, Reading Hospital Chest Pain Center Coordinator, will present “Chest Pain … Why Time is Muscle When You’re Experiencing a Heart Attack” from noon – 1 p.m., Monday, July 13, at The Highlands at Wyomissing, 2000 Cambridge Avenue. Admission to the event is $5 which includes lunch and a blood pressure screening provided by The Reading Hospital Home Care.
Please call 610-988 HELP (4357) to register for the program.
Dr. Sigal and Ms. Whalen will discuss what important steps to take when you experience chest pain or discomfort; they’ll dispel myths about the signs of a heart attack; and they’ll explain how the treatment for a heart attack patient starts before arrival at the Hospital.
As members of Berks County’s first Chest Pain Center, Sigal and Whalen are part of an expert team of EMS providers, Emergency Department physicians and staff, Cardiologists, Hospitalists, and The Regional Heart Center staff who work together to provide advanced heart-saving care to our community. They stress the importance of dialing 9-1-1 so that EMS providers can start an EKG before arriving at the Hospital and restore blood flow quickly to minimize heart damage. The Chest Pain Center team, on average, provides heart saving treatment in significantly less time than the National standard.
Visit www.readinghospital.org/chestpain for more information about The Reading Hospital Chest Pain Center and heart-saving care.