HCA Midwest Health offers the area's only network of award-winning, accredited chest pain centers, which improve the survival of a heart attack by 37 percent. No other Kansas City area hospitals open up clogged arteries for heart attack patients faster than we do. We're highly skilled, fast and thorough, and our accreditation and numerous Get With the Guidelines awards prove it.
HCA Midwest Health heart care patients receive an extensive range of cardiac care including medical management, cardiac catheterization, cardiac rehabilitation and open-heart surgery for conditions such as: abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia), aortic aneurysm, chest pain (angina), congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, heart attack (AMI), and valve disease.
To make an appointment with a heart care specialist, call 1-888-505-8880.
Heart Attack Warning Signs
- Discomfort in the chest such as pressure, fullness or squeezing
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in areas of the upper body such as shoulders, arms, back, neck and jaw
- Sweating, lightheadedness, and nausea
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, call 911 and get to an ER!
Diagnostic testing is key to quickly and accurately assess the condition of your heart. To help detect heart disease in its earliest stages, HCA Midwest Health offers a variety of exercise and medication-induced stress testing options. Many of these tests are performed on an outpatient basis, and your doctor may order several for you.
Coronary Calcium Scan
A coronary calcium scan, also known as cardiac calcium scoring, is a simple, non-invasive scan of your heart and can be the most convenient way to evaluate your risk for a heart attack or heart disease. Heart scans can be beneficial for people who have no symptoms of heart disease but who do smoke, have diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or a family history of heart disease. HCA Midwest Health offers this simple scan at each of our five accredited chest pain centers. Call your physician to see if you qualify for a cardiac calcium scan.