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Recognized for Cardiovascular Care

About every 25 seconds, an American experiences a coronary episode, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas continually takes steps to provide outstanding care for patients suffering from cardiac emergencies.

The Society of Chest Pain Center’s review committee recognized these efforts when Texas Health Dallas was awarded Cycle III Chest Pain Accreditation.

“To receive this honorable distinction, the Chest Pain Center at Texas Health Dallas had to meet a wide range of
criteria and complete on-site evaluations of care delivery by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers,” says Sean Black, M.D., director of the Chest Pain Center and emergency medicine physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Dallas. “Our dedication to timely care means physicians provide highly effective treatment when minutes matter most.”

To receive accreditation, the Chest Pain Center demonstrated expertise in key areas, such as:

• assessing, diagnosing and treating patients quickly

• continually seeking to improve processes and procedures

• having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care

Through its partnership with the Society of Chest Pain Centers, Texas Health Dallas aims to significantly reduce the mortality rate of cardiac patients by educating the public about recognizing and reacting to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reducing the time it takes to receive necessary care and increasing the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment.

To learn more about cardiac services at Texas Health Dallas, visit TexasHealth.org/dallas and click on “Medical Services,” then “Heart and Vascular,” or call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).

(Spring 2010)

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