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Texas Health Dallas Receives Prestigious Chest Pain Accreditation
Date:11/10/2009

DALLAS, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is the first hospital in Dallas and one of a handful in the country to be named a Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers -- the highest accreditation for heart attack treatment.

"This honor means that Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas ranks among the best in the country for rapid recognition and collaborative treatment of heart attacks," said cardiologist Dr. John Harper, medical director of the hospital's Congestive Heart Failure Unit. "Our top clinicians have developed a program to better care for these patients. North Texans should be comforted to know that the country's best acute heart attack care can be found right here in Dallas."

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States; more than 5 million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. Nationally, accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers is linked to better patient outcomes and more lives saved, according to a 2008 study in the American Journal of Cardiology.

"We've worked on advancing the speed and accuracy at which heart attack patients are diagnosed and treated," said interventional cardiologist Dr. James Park, medical director of the hospital's cardiac catheterization laboratory. "From the time the 911 call is made, a series of steps takes place to care for heart attack patient, from a field assessment by emergency responders all the way to activation of our cardiac cath team at the hospital."

The chest pain accreditation recognizes Texas Health Dallas as a Cycle III Chest Pain Center with PCI. Percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI, is the most advanced surgical intervention for heart attack patients who do not respond to medications. The procedure involves inserting a wire into the leg artery of a heart attack patient, then guiding it through the maze of abdominal and thoracic arteries to the site of the blockage. A tiny balloon on the tip of the wire is then inflated to open the coronary artery and restore blood flow to the heart.

The speed of care for heart attack patients at Texas Health Dallas has continually beaten the national target of 90 minutes for door-to-balloon time (the amount of time from the moment a cardiac patient arrives at the ER until physicians successfully open the blocked artery).

"Medical professionals across multiple disciplines snap to action when 911 is called," said ER physician Dr. Sean Black. "Paramedics administer life-saving therapies in the field, and physicians at the hospital begin preparing for the patient before he or she reaches the hospital. Smooth coordination of all these steps is critical, because every second counts for heart attack treatment."

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