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Life-Saving Heart Attack Treatment & Prevention on the Central Coast

Did you know that almost all heart attacks can be prevented? Dignity Health Central Coast’s comprehensive cardiac care can help you take steps to prevent heart attacks, as well as offer cardiovascular treatment.

Since a heart attack harms your heart muscles, heart attack prevention focuses on preserving your heart’s function and avoiding another attack. Your overall health and well-being remains our priority when determining the best heart attack treatment for you.

If you believe you are having a heart attack, please seek emergency care immediately by calling 911.

Want to learn more about how to prevent heart attack on the Central Coast? For heart attack treatment and prevention based on a philosophy of caring, respect, and dignity, Find a Doctor today at Dignity Health Central Coast.


Personalized Heart Attack Treatment at Dignity Health Central Coast

If you’ve had a heart attack, you most likely received emergency treatment. If you received care at a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital, your cardiac team may have given you nitroglycerine to relax your heart and aspirin to prevent blood clots. Oxygen and intravenous (IV) pain medications also are commonly given for heart attacks and chest pain.

Once your doctor determines that you’ve had a heart attack, you may have one of these treatments based on the damage to your heart, your overall health, heart disease severity, and personal choices:

  • Stent placement to keep your arteries open after they are unblocked
  • Coronary angioplasty to clear any blockages in the arteries that supply your heart
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, also known as heart bypass or bypass surgery


How to Prevent Heart Attack

Preventing heart attacks is the goal of our cardiac care team. Following your initial heart attack treatment on the Central Coast, your doctor will recommend steps you can take to avoid future heart attacks. You can help protect your heart by:

  • Taking medications for heart conditions, such as high blood pressure
  • Eating a heart-healthy diet
  • Getting daily exercise
  • Participating in cardiac rehabilitation to strengthen your heart
  • Quitting smoking for lung health, which decreases your chances of a second heart attack

For your overall health and well-being, contact Dignity Health Central Coast for comprehensive heart attack prevention and treatment.

Dignity Health’s award-winning cardiac care doctors provide personalized care for heart attack treatment and prevention throughout California’s Central Coast.