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Heart attack treatment

A faster response for a faster recovery

At Novant Health UVA Health System, we’re dedicated to providing life-saving heart attack care, when and where you need it. Our nationally recognized chest pain centers and highly skilled, specially trained physicians and staff can quickly pinpoint your condition and use the latest treatment methods to provide you with the best possible outcome and the shortest possible recovery time. Don't ignore symptoms or warning signs of a possible heart attack. To learn more about surgical procedures offered after a heart attack, visit our heart and vascular surgery page.

If you think you are experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack:
Call 911

Hands only CPR

Two steps to save a life

Cardiac catheterization

Angiography, or catheterization, shows our physicians how your heart and blood vessels work and check for blockages or problems with your heart valves. It is also used to treat a blockage by opening the blocked artery and permitting a stent to be inserted for better blood flow.*available at Prince William Medical Center

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Cardiac catheterization

Catheterization is done in our cath lab, where state-of-the-art imaging technology helps us find your blockage and start treatment quickly. Your physician will thread the catheter from a small incision, usually in your wrist or groin, up to your heart. Once the catheter reaches the heart, the medical team will be able to see an image of your heart and any blockages or other problems.

Find a Novant Health UVA Health System cardiology location near you.