The Cardiovascular Institute at Easton Hospital offers a full range of cardiac care services, from diagnostic services to surgery to rehabilitation.
Nationally Accredited Chest Pain Center
Accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, we provide comprehensive heart care, from chest pain services to cardiac catheterization and open heart surgery. The accreditation recognizes Easton Hospital’s high standards for clinical performance and personalized care – and places Easton among an elite group of healthcare providers delivering top caliber cardiac care.
Treatment of Heart Attacks
If you or a loved one experience a heart attack, you should know that our cardiac team works hand in hand with our emergency department to respond quickly—regularly outperforming national standards for the timely treatment of heart attacks.
Heart Care Facts
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 600,000 deaths annually from heart disease and more than 5 million visits to hospital emergency rooms due to chest pain. One in three adult females and males in the United States suffers from a form of cardiovascular disease, or CVD.
Women’s heart issues are rising. Coronary heart disease is the number one single killer of women over age 25. In addition, heart disease rates in post-menopausal women are two to three times higher than in pre-menopausal women of the same age.
Heart trouble? Here’s what to do.
If you think you’re having a heart attack, don’t wait. Know the symptoms of heart trouble. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call 9-1-1 or proceed to the closest emergency room:
- Chest discomfort, including uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. Most heart attacks involve persistent discomfort in the center of the chest, or chest pain that goes away and comes back again.
- Pain or discomfort in the upper body area, including one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
- A cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness