West Tennessee Heart & Vascular Center (WTHVC) at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital has achieved the Chest Pain Accreditation with Primary PCI by the American College of Cardiology. 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.
Leading Tennessee with Medical Breakthroughs
With donations to Friends of Heart, a fund of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, West Tennessee Heart & Vascular Center implemented two new procedures that have a powerful impact on heart patients in the West Tennessee area. TCAR and MICRA are two procedures that are cutting edge and the first to be performed in the state of Tennessee....
"Listen to your body when there is something wrong and listen to your doctor."- Phyllis Marshall