Emergency Care Heart and Vascular

Know the symptoms

Heart attack symptoms can happen suddenly, or they can come on gradually over the course of a day or weeks. When you know the symptoms of a heart attack, you can get the help you need sooner.

Always call 911 if you or someone you know experiences any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain, fullness, squeezing, burning or pressure in your chest that moves to your shoulders, arms, back, belly or jaw
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Cold sweats
  • Dizziness

Every second counts: Exceptional heart attack treatment at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center

Our fast door-to-balloon times mean we’re prepared to treat a heart attack patient quickly and safely once the patient enters our ER -- and with less invasive heart attack treatment. Since the 1990s, heart attacks are treated using minimally invasive procedures that enter the body through the wrist or groin (instead of open heart surgery).

With leading-edge communication systems in local ambulance units and collaboration between EMS, ER and heart specialists, our doctors can better prepare for a patient’s arrival and treatment needs. Our intricate emergency system of care helps save lives and prevent serious heart muscle and vascular damage.

Award-winning treatment for heart attacks

A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. And when it comes to saving lives and vital heart tissue, heart attack patients need prompt, efficient care. At Goshen Heart & Vascular Center, our high standard of care for heart attack patients has been repeatedly recognized and awarded recognition by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) since its inception in 2012. We have consistently earned the ACC’s NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award since its inception.

The award recognizes our commitment and success in providing excellent treatment and preventive care for heart attacks in Goshen, IN, for the people of Elkhart County and surrounding areas.

For life-saving heart attack treatment, trust the emergency heart care team at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center.

About Chest Pain - MI Registry™ performance guidelines

Goshen Heart & Vascular Center consistently followed the treatment guidelines in Chest Pain - MI Registry™ for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. The registry is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the AHA with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. For more information about the Chest Pain - MI Registry™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award, visit ACC Action.

Talk to your primary care provider about beginning comprehensive heart care, including heart screenings, at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center. Or, if you want to talk to someone at the Heart & Vascular Center, call (574) 537-5000 to make an appointment.

Serving Elkhart County and beyond, Goshen Heart and Vascular Center provides nationally-recognized care for heart attack in Goshen, IN.