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Chest Pain Center Saves Lives

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When a patient with chest pain comes to Saint Francis Medical Center’s Emergency and Trauma Center, time is of the essence. Saint Francis’ Chest Pain Center – a part of the facility that includes the Emergency Room, catheterization lab and rooms for heart patients – ensures that patients receive the treatment they need as quickly as possible.

“Being nationally accredited as a Chest Pain Center means we have everything available Holcomb_Paulto take care of a patient,” says Paul H. Holcomb Jr., MD, FACC, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist at Saint Francis. “We have the staff, the medications and the state-of-the-art catheterization labs that help us care for patients quickly. When a person is having a heart attack, fast treatment can mean the difference between life and death. Time lost is muscle lost, and the more muscle we save for the heart, the better off the patient will be.” If you or someone you know is experiencing chest pain, call 911 immediately.

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