Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. This year, almost 1 million Americans will have a heart attack. 85% of heart damage occurs within the first two hours of a heart attack. It is important to know the subtle danger signs of a heart attack and act upon them immediately, before heart damage occurs. Here at Johnston Health we have the test and procedures to care for all you heart health needs, including a cardiac cath lab and two accredited chest pain centers.
In 2013 the Johnston Health in Smithfield and Clayton received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.
“When atrial fibrillation sent my heart rate to 200, I was thankful that Johnston Health had two accredited chest pain centers just a few minutes from my home - and even more thankful for their excellent care!” Read More +