Heart Attack - Signs and Symptoms
A heart attack, also known as a "myocardial infarction" (MI), occurs when there is a blockage of blood flow in one or more of the coronary blood vessels (arteries) that supply blood to your heart muscle. The immediate treatment goal for a heart attack is to prevent damage to the heart. Timely and proper intervention can dramatically improve heart attack survival rates.
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center is supported by one of the best heart hospital/center networks in the USA, offering quality, comprehensive patient-centered cardiovascular care by a team of top heart surgeons and physicians with leading-edge technology. Serving the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region, our team has many of the best cardiovascular surgeons and physicians in California and the United States.
In fact, CPMC was recognized for our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, resulting in being given the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR® ACTION Registry®–GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 – one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to do so.