Whole-Hearted Cardiac Care
The Cardiac Center is dedicated to total heart healthcare. It is a wonderful example of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital's commitment to serving the community by addressing its health needs with the best services and facilities at the lowest possible cost.
For your specific medical needs, please consult your physician before accessing the services of the Cardiac Center.
Committed to serving the needs of a wide variety of cardiac patients, Joint Township’s Cardiac Center also offers a complement of non-invasive diagnostic tests as well as rehab and wellness programs.
Diagnostic Testing Includes:
- Transesophageal echocardiogram
- Exercise stress test
- Nuclear stress test
Cardiac Rehab And Wellness Program
Patients who have suffered a heart attack find reassurance in Joint Township Hospital’s commitment to helping them get back on their feet. Operating in expanded and updated facilities, cardiopulmonary rehab allows patients to begin an exercise program during which they are closely monitored by the medical staff.
Once they "graduate" from this phase, they may decide to participate in the Cardiac Center’s wellness program. Here, they perform aerobic exercise and strength training routines in a bright, friendly, healthclub environment, but with one key advantage: the comfort of knowing that their activity is being supervised by medical professionals. In fact, the lifesaving benefits of the wellness program are now available to patients with medical conditions such as cancer, stroke, and diabetes.
The Early Warning Signs
Not all heart attacks begin with a sudden, chestcrushing feeling. Most start with mild pain or discomfort. In fact, the symptoms are so deceptive that people assume they will go away and wait too long to get help. If you or someone you’re with experiences any of these signs of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 right away, in five minutes or less:
- Chest discomfort – feelings of uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back.
- Upper body discomfort – pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath – with or without chest discomfort.
- Other signs – breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or light headedness.