Emergency heart care near Sunny Isles Beach

When your heart is at stake, every second counts.

We take pride in our protocol-driven and systematic approach to heart attack treatment. Our carefully calculated approach also allows us to better monitor our Miami patients when it is not clear whether or not they are having a coronary event.

If you believe someone is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately. For non-emergency questions, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 256-7692.

Heart attack symptoms

People may or may not experience early signs of a heart attack. Symptoms may come and go until they become constant and/or severe. Knowing the following heart attack symptoms and taking action early, could save a life.

Signs of a heart attack include:

  • Chest pain, pressure, squeezing, aching or burning
  • Tightness in the chest or throat
  • Nausea
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Back pain
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Jaw pain
  • Pain that travels down one or both arms

Early heart attack care (EHAC)

Heart attacks have beginnings. EHAC encourages early recognition when heart attack symptoms are mild.

Symptoms can begin two weeks before a major event. For the 50 percent of people experiencing heart attack symptoms, early treatment can prevent the heart attack itself and/or lessen the damage to the heart.

Eighty-five percent of heart damage occurs within the first two hours of a blockage. With heart attacks causing the deaths of 800,000 Americans annually, knowing the signs and symptoms early could save you from becoming a statistic.

To better understand your heart health, take this heart health risk assessment.

Advanced emergency heart technology

In the event of a heart attack, every second counts. That’s why Aventura Hospital's cardiology program uses advanced technology that allows patients to be assessed when they are being transported to the hospital. Our revolutionary, new technology delivers electrocardiograms (EKGs) from emergency medical services directly to doctors’ and nurses’ smart phones or tablets. Our advanced technology allows patients to be accessed while they’re being transported to the hospital. The crucial time saved can help save lives.

Our advanced technological system quickly identifies STEMIs (ST-elevation myocardial infarction), a type of heart attack that involves a complete blockage in an artery of the heart.