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Heart Attack

U.S. News and World Report AwardSymptoms of heart attack include nausea, sweating, chest pain, weakness and feeling faint with exertion. Call 911 immediately for emergency help when signs indicate a possible heart attack.

Abington – Jefferson Health has the latest diagnostic technology for heart attack. The experts at the Heart and Vascular Institute team with specialists at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health’s Emergency Trauma Center and Abington – Lansdale Hospital’s Emergency Department to provide advanced heart attack treatments round-the-clock.

Causes of Heart Attack

When blood can’t flow freely through the heart because of blockage from a clot or other substance, a heart attack can happen. Also called myocardial infarction or MI, a heart attack may result from hardening of the arteries, coronary artery disease or other conditions.

Heart Attack Treatment

Our cardiac catheterization suites are equipped with the highest quality, most up-to-date technology. This enables our experts to perform leading-edge, minimally invasive procedures such as coronary angioplasty and stenting. Other advanced heart attack interventions include coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), hypothermic cardiac arrest therapy and ventricular remodeling.

John Cochrane

Back From Beyond

See the story of a heart attack patient saved by mergency treatment and CABG at Abington.

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Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac CareThe high quality and cost-efficiency of our heart services have earned Jefferson Abington Hospital recognition as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care® by Independence Blue Cross.

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In emergency “door-to- balloon” time for coronary angioplasty and stenting, Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health ranks well above the national average.