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Get Help Now

Call 9-1-1 and get emergency medical care right away if you or someone else experience heart attack symptoms.

Heart Attack Care

Access lifesaving care when you need it most. Depend on the heart and vascular experts at Virginia Hospital Center to quickly detect and treat a heart attack.


Signs of a Heart Attack

Get emergency help right away if you or someone else have:

  • Chest pain, pressure or tightness that may spread to the jaw, neck, chest, back or arms
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Sweating
  • Heartburn
  • Fatigue

Your Ambulance Ride

Because every minute counts, the emergency medical services (EMS) team in your ambulance will call ahead to notify the hospital staff to prepare for you.

Emergency Room Care

When you arrive at the emergency department, expect fast diagnostic tests to determine if you’re having a heart attack. You’ll receive an electrocardiogram, or EKG, which measures your heart’s electrical activity and can confirm damage from a heart attack.

Fast, Effective Treatments

Feel peace of mind knowing you can receive specialized heart attack care at Virginia Hospital Center, rather than having to transfer to a different facility. To quickly treat a blockage causing a heart attack, you may receive:

Follow-Up Care

Benefit from attentive care from a team using advanced equipment in a specialized area of the hospital. After you leave the hospital, cardiac rehabilitation can help you strengthen your heart and prevent another attack.

Related Locations

  • Main Hospital
    Main Hospital

    703-558-5000

    1701 N George Mason Drive
    Arlington, VA 22205