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A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart attack can permanently damage the heart muscle. It is a life-threatening condition.
Call 911 if you or someone you are with is having a heart attack.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican provides award-winning care for heart attack in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, through our emergency services. Our San Martín Campus received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
In addition, our Siena Campus was one of only 91 hospitals nationwide that received the American College of Cardiology’s ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver Performance Achievement award for implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.
Heart attack symptoms may be sudden or come on gradually over the course of a day, several days, or even weeks.
Call 911 if you or someone near you experiences:
Keep in mind that, in addition to chest pain, women are more likely to experience subtle symptoms such as fatigue and nausea when having a heart attack.
Early heart attack treatment can prevent long-term disability, preserve heart function, and save your life.
A block in blood flow to the heart means the heart receives less oxygen. Without oxygen and other nutrients, heart cells start to die. This leads to a heart attack.
Different reasons for blocked or reduced blood flow to the heart include:
Take our heart health assessment to learn more about your risk.
Doctors use several tests to diagnose a heart attack and assess damage:
Cardiac treatments offered at our hospitals include:
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican treats heart attacks in the Greater Las Vegas and Henderson area.