The West Tennessee Heart & Vascular Center (WTHVC) at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital (JMCGH) takes care of more heart attack patients than any other hospital in Tennessee. WTHVC has achieved the highest level of PCI Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. PCI, also known as angioplasty, is a procedure that helps to open narrowed arteries in the heart either with balloon angioplasty or stents.
More heart attack patients treated by WTHVC received PCI within 90 minutes or less after arrival than the national average. West Tennessee Heart & Vascular Center has earned exceptionally high quality ratings. The 30-day re-admission rate is much lower for both heart attacks and heart failure than the national rates.
Testing of Low-Risk Patients Presenting to the ER – Coronary CT Angiography
From the more than eight million emergency room (ER) visits each year for chest pain, almost 80% of those patients are admitted to the hospital and go through extensive testing for what often turns out to be non-cardiac related. The term …
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