Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Johnston County and exceeds the state average. This year, nationwide, 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 offer diagnostic and interventional cardiology, including stenting.
Our Emergency Departments in Smithfield and Clayton are accredited as Chest Pain Centers by 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.