At Frankfort Regional Medical Center, we're committed to providing excellent cardiovascular care. With convenient access to our hospital and physicians, you don't have to travel far to get the heart treatment you need. As an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI, our team is well equipped to address a wide range of needs - from emergent conditions like heart attacks and chest pain to diagnostic and preventive care.
With our experienced, board-certified physicians and friendly staff, you'll receive specialized attention and care. From advice on preventing heart disease to excellence in diagnosis, treatment and aftercare, Frankfort Regional Medical Center offers high-level expertise and patient-focused cardiovascular care, close to home.
When should you go to the ER?
Knowing when to seek emergency care isn't always clear. Most know to call 911 right away when faced with a situation such as loss of consciousness, breathing trouble, or serious trauma, but it may be harder to tell if your symptoms are a result of a heart crisis or heartburn.
Surprisingly, symptoms of heart attack can also differ between men and women. Although the most common symptom for women is chest pain, women may also experience shortness of breath, right arm pain, nausea or vomiting, sweating, lightheadedness, unusual fatigue, and neck, jaw, shoulder, upper back, or abdominal discomfort.
Remember, it is always better to be safe than sorry. If you feel it could be an emergency, call 911 immediately.
Conditions we treat.
- Acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
- Arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorders)
- Atherosclerosis (disease of the blood vessels)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart attack and chest pain (angina)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Peripheral artery disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
One big symptom of a heart attack is chest pressure or pain, says Marty Denny, MD, from Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Learn about additional symptoms associated with that pain by watching this video.
To reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, you should first and foremost quit smoking, says Marty Denny, MD, from Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Learn what else you can do to lower your risk in this short video.
Hearts can get stronger after a heart attack, says Marty Denny, MD, from Frankfort Regional Medical Center. He lists taking your medication and cardiac rehabilitation as two things that help a lot. Learn more in this video.
When it comes to coronary artery blockages, stress tests and heart catheterizations are among the diagnostic tests you can have performed, says Marty Denny, MD, from Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Learn more about them by watching this video.
A stent placement begins with a heart catheterization, says Marty Denny, MD, from Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Learn what happens next, including the role of a guide wire, by watching this video.