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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 hospitals 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 STEMI Receiving Center Silver Award from the American Heart Association in 2018 for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
In addition, our Siena Campus received the Mission: Lifeline-STEMI Receiving Center GOLD PLUS Achievement Award from the American Heart Association in 2019 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 hospitals treats heart attacks in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.