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.
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"If I hadn't gone to the doctor for the pain I was feeling in my leg and lack of energy, I could have suffered a heart attack or stroke. If you notice something is not right and does not go away, your body may be trying to let you know that something is wrong."- Rodney Alford