Cardiac Fast Track
The future of emergency care for heart attack
Ellis Medicine has created a dedicated chest pain unit and Cardiac Fast Track care program at our state-of-the-art Emergency Department, to ensure that patients get prompt, lifesaving care when they need it.
Chest pain is a common cause for Emergency Department visits. There are times when it’s clearly a cardiac problem - a heart attack - and those patients need immediate care to prevent damage to their heart muscle. Other times the symptoms are less clear, and may be caused by musculoskeletal, stomach or esophagus problems. The Fast Track program allows us to see patients very quickly, evaluate their condition and provide appropriate treatment.
The Fast Track care program follows the Ellis model for team-based care and an integrated approach that expedites diagnoses and treatment. By providing specialized care for people suffering from chest pain symptoms, we’re able to quickly determine which patients need ongoing cardiac care and which patients can go home. It’s another way Ellis is rethinking the care model to benefit our community.
For more information about Ellis Medicine’s Wright Heart Center or Emergency Services, please call 1.888.EllisInfo (1.888.355.4746) or 518.243.3333.