Heart Attack

Nationally Recognized Heart Attack Care

  • Mission: Lifeline Receiving Hospital Accreditation
  • 2016 Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Award
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack 2014-2017
  • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for Acute MI

A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when one of more regions of the heart muscle experience a severe or prolonged lack of oxygen caused by blocked blood flow to the heart muscle.
Reading Hospital Regional Heart Center offers a full range of comprehensive cardiac care services. Our use of evidence-based treatment guidelines promotes consistency of care and positive patient outcomes.

On a monthly basis, a special team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, cardiac rehab nurses, quality improvement staff, and emergency response personnel meets to review the care of our heart attack patients and identify opportunities for improvement.


Our cardiovascular cath lab team consistently outperforms the American Heart Associations recommendation of Door to Balloon time of less than 90 minutes.

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