Also called Percutaneous Coronary Intervention or PCI

If you think you may be suffering a heart attack, you should seek immediate treatment at the closest emergency department by calling 9-1-1. The longer you wait to seek help, the greater your risk of serious heart damage and even death. Learn the signs of a Heart Attack

Carroll Hospital offers life-saving treatment to patients with a serious type of heart attack called a STEMI (short for ST segment elevation myocardial infarction). In this type of heart attack, the blood flow in a coronary artery is completely blocked and requires immediate treatment to open up the vessel and restore blood flow. By partnering with the University of Maryland Medical Center, we can provide you with immediate care for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also known as emergency angioplasty. When minutes count, you can count on Carroll Hospital to be there for you.

To learn more, click to view our Emergency Angioplasty brochure

Do you know the signs of a heart attack?

A heart attack occurs when one of the major arteries supplying blood to the heart becomes blocked, usually due to a buildup of plaque. While symptoms vary from person to person, common warning signs include:
  • Chest pain that lasts several minutes or goes away and comes back. You may feel fullness or a squeezing sensation in the center of your chest
  • Pain and discomfort in other areas of the upper body, such as the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold sweats, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, anxiety, indigestion and unexplained fatigue
If you experience any of the above symptoms, call 9-1-1 right away, even if your symptoms seem mild.