We Cover Every Beat of Heart Care
For patients experiencing a heart attack, time is critical. Texas Health Hospital Mansfield, in collaboration with our local EMS, is providing excellent cardiac care, faster than the beat of your own heart. The physicians and team members here at Texas Health Hospital Mansfield work hand in hand with EMS to ensure seamless patient care from start to finish. Our 24/7 Cardiac Cath Lab delivers state-of-the-art services when time is of the essence.
If you suspect you are experiencing a heart attack, call 911 immediately.
Why Texas Health Hospital Mansfield?
Your best life is out there. Let us help you find it. Our whole-person approach to care is designed to help you take your health — and your life — back into your own hands. It’s not just about healing what’s wrong, it’s about celebrating what’s right and helping you create a life of better health, more joy, and less stress. Texas Health Hospital Mansfield works to extend the healing ministry of Christ by delivering exceptional health care with uncommon compassion. We’re here to help you feel whole again.
- Whole-Person Care
Whole-person care is our continued promise of support for the whole you: body, mind and spirit. It means that no matter what you're facing, our team will guide you through your entire health care journey, delivering personalized treatment while putting your mind at ease.
- Diagnostics and Testing
Diagnostics and testing available include:
- Electrophysiology Study
- Nuclear cardiology
- Specialized labs
- Stress test
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
The comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program at Texas Health Hospital Mansfield is designed to provide cardiac patients and their families with all the advantages of cardiac fitness and a new beginning for a healthier lifestyle. The program's emphasis is on education and monitored progressive exercise by the cardiac rehabilitation team.
What to Know About Heart Attacks
A heart attack is the sudden interruption of blood flow within the heart. The blockage can happen when a piece of plaque breaks loose from the wall of a blood vessel and becomes lodged in one of the heart's arteries. Called acute myocardial infarction (AMI), a heart attack can also occur when arteries become inflamed or close off because of plaque buildup.
Oxygen-rich blood no longer flows past the blockage, choking off the tissue beyond the blockage. Without rapid treatment, a heart attack can lead to permanent heart damage and even death.
The most common symptom of coronary artery disease, which is the precursor to a heart attack, or AMI, is chest pain. Also called angina, chest pain is chest discomfort, heaviness, tightness, pressure, aching, burning, numbness, fullness or a squeezing sensation in the chest area. It is sometimes confused with indigestion or heartburn. Angina is usually felt in the chest but may also radiate down the left shoulder and left arm and may be felt in the neck, back or jaw.
Unlike sudden cardiac arrest, a heart attack may come on slowly or have vague symptoms. If you have angina or any chest discomfort or other symptoms mentioned above that last for more than 5 minutes, call 911 immediately. The symptoms could be signs of a heart attack. Without immediate treatment, heart muscle can die, leading to permanent disability and sometimes death.
- Other Potential Heart Attack Symptoms
- Impending sense of doom
- Nausea and vomiting
- Prolonged pain in the upper abdomen
- Shortness of breath
- Symptoms That Are More Common In Women
- Abdominal pain or heartburn
- Clammy skin
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Unusual or unexplained fatigue