Heart Attacks

Exceptional Heart Attack Care in Beaumont

Helping Our Community Protect Cardiovascular Health

As heart disease is the nation’s leading cause of death, ensuring you have prompt, effective treatment options can make a crucial difference. At Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, our heart attack response team is equipped to handle these emergencies.

Baptist Hospital in Beaumont offers care options that utilize:

  • Full accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers as a Primary PCI (percutaneous cardiac intervention) Facility
  • Emergency Department that is never on diversion for the Acute Coronary Syndrome patient
  • Interventional Cardiologist on call for life-saving cardiac catheterization
  • In-house and Emergency Department Cardiac Alert Protocols
  • Coronary CT Angiography
  • LifeNet analog and digital wireless transmission of EKG’s directly to the hospital Emergency Department

Faster Response Times

If paramedics suspect a patient is having a heart attack, they will traditionally perform an EKG in the field but without transmitting the tracing to the emergency room. Instead, patients are evaluated and triaged in the ED, and only then is the cath lab team called in to the hospital, sometimes more than an hour later.

With this new technology, emergency room physicians at Baptist Beaumont Hospital can review the EKG sent by an ambulance and, if the patient is having a heart attack, assemble the cardiac catheterization team before the ambulance arrives at the hospital. The patient is immediately transported to the cardiovascular cath lab where an interventional cardiologist opens the blocked coronary artery to restore blood flow to the heart.

Innovative Body Temperature Responses

Baptist Beaumont Hospital is proud to introduce Medivance’s cooling technology – named a medical breakthrough by the Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation Awards and the Frost & Sullivan Product Differentiation Innovation Award for Advancing the European Therapeutic Hypothermia Devices Market. With recognition by the Society of Chest Pain Centers as the 365th accredited Chest Pain Center in the nation along with the Arctic Sun management device, we are assuring the best cardiac care in Southeast Texas.

The Arctic Sun therapeutic temperature management device at Baptist Beaumont Hospital — the only of its kind in Southeast Texas — is a precise, non-invasive patient cooling device used at more than 70% of the nation’s top hospitals and 80% of the top heart programs. Non-invasive cooling with the Arctic Sun is fast, efficient, and safe in reducing core body temperature following cardiac arrest. Patients are not subjected to any unnecessary risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis, infection, or bleeding prevalent with conventional catheter-based cooling technologies. Typically, critically ill patients who fit the criteria are cooled for 24 hours.

Patient Stories: New Arctic Sun cooling device for heart patients saves life