When it comes to heart disease...we have one heart and one team
Did you know that the most effective and potentially life-saving time to treat heart attacks is during the critical early stages? That's why our cardiac care team aims to significantly shorten the time it takes to accurately diagnose and treat every patient who has chest pain or other heart attack symptoms.
To better meet that goal, we enhanced our cardiac care processes to meet or exceed stringent national standards, and demonstrated a higher level of expertise when caring for patients with heart disease. As a result of that collaborative effort, West Hills Hospital is an LA County Accredited STEMI Receiving Center and Joint Commission Certified Chest Pain Center.
So what does that mean for our patients? Simply said, when it comes to chest pain, we deliver evidence-based treatment based on the most current research and best clinical practices – fast! We are able to care for patients who have heart disease, reduce permanent damage to heart tissue, and save lives.
At West Hills Hospital, we've established protocol-driven processes that improve patient outcomes because heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States. You can change that statistic too! We encourage you to learn how to help someone who might be having a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest. Find answers in our Heart Attack Education section.
To schedule an appointment with one of our heart specialists, call (818) 676-4321.