Heart Care at The Medical Center of Plano
From diagnosis to discharge, we deliver world-class cardiac care. In 1987, The Medical Center of Plano became the first hospital in Collin County to provide comprehensive cardiovascular medicine to its patients. Our comprehensive cardiac program offers the highest level of care with a variety of additional recognitions and programs, such as:
- The Joint Commission Disease Management Certification for our treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction, Advanced Heart Failure
- An accredited cardiac rehabilitation center through AAVCPR
- Accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories
- Accreditation in nuclear cardiology from the American College of Nuclear Cardiology
- Recognition from BlueCross BlueShield as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care®
- Premium® Specialty Center Designation from United HealthCare
- Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care 4 with PCI
- Mended Hearts, a support group for patients and their families during the recovery process
- Rehabilitation and Education Programs
Our services include state-of-the-art heart and vascular medicine and surgery, cardiovascular imaging, and fully integrated emergency hospital and intensive coronary care services.
Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC)
Heart attacks have beginnings! EHAC encourages early recognition when heart attack symptoms are mild. For the 50% of people experiencing these symptoms, the heart attack can be prevented with early treatment, before damage to the heart can occur. Symptoms can begin two weeks before a major event. 85% of heart damage occurs within the first two hours of blockage. Heart attack deaths kill 800,000 people annually in the US. Knowing the signs and symptoms can help cut that number in half. Call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms.
Early Signs & Symptoms
People may or may not experience any or all of these symptoms. These symptoms may come and go until becoming constant and severe: One can experience mild chest symptoms, such as pressure, burning, aching or tightness, One can also experience nausea, feeling of fullness, shortness of breath, back pain, chest pressure, squeezing or discomfort, anxiety, fatigue, jaw pain, or pain that travels down one or both arms.
If you experience these symptoms: CALL 9-1-1, DON’T DRIVE. Your action could save a life.