Expert Heart Attack Care

When a heart attack strikes, it’s a life-threatening event and every second counts. That’s why it’s so important to recognize heart attack symptoms and call 911 right away. We have a highly coordinated process to ensure you receive care as quickly as possible in the early stages of a heart attack, when treatment is most effective.

Your Heart Attack Care Team

When paramedics determine you’re having a heart attack, they begin lifesaving treatment and notify our Emergency Department – and members of a specialized care team – that they’re on their way, so we’re ready to jump into action when you arrive.

A doctor will immediately assess your condition and transport you to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab for a diagnostic angiogram. Treatment may include balloon angioplasty, stent placement, atherectomy or a thrombectomy to restore blood flow to your heart.

Our heart and vascular experts deliver fast, expert care to provide you with the best possible outcome.

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Contact Us

For a new patient cardiology appointment, call (859) 287-3045.

Jeff Carr poses with his partner

Jeff Carr

“There was no warning, no nothing,” Karen Carr recalls of the December evening her husband’s heart stopped beating. Jeff Carr, a tall, lean construction worker at age 52, felt uncomfortable on the couch and decided to go upstairs to lie down.

Jeff’s Story

Unparalleled Heart Care

St. Elizabeth Edgewood has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association as a Comprehensive Cardiac Center, placing us in an elite group of hospitals that have met high standards to fully address the needs of patients with complex cardiac conditions.

The Joint Commission and American Heart Association Certification - Meets Standards for Comprehensive Cardiac Center