Heart Center

Cardiac Receiving Center

Mission Hospital's team of heart specialists is ready to treat chest pain patients as soon as they arrive. Time is of the essense with a heart event. Orange County Emergency Medical Services, the agency dedicated to providing emergency care throughout the county, has designated Mission Hospital as a Cardiovascular Receiving Center. The Cardiac Receiving Center designation assures our patients that Mission Hospital has a highly-skilled cardiac response team ready to treat heart attack patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

As a receiving center, paramedics bring patients with chest pain to a unique unit called The Chest Pain Center at Mission Hospital. The patient is diagnosed by a cardiologist and a treatment plan is developed according to his or her symptoms. If needed, patients can be taken directly to one of our angiogram suites, where we are prepared to perform angiography to assess the heart arteries, providing interventional care such as angioplasty or even bypass surgery if necessary. Some patients may be evaluated with non-invasive procedures and a treatment plan developed based on their diagnosis.