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If you have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) is a Medical Emergency

If you think you may be experiencing a heart attack, call 9-1-1 right away so that treatment can start as soon as possible. Do not drive yourself or wait for a ride from a friend or family member.

Cardiac Receiving Center at Orange Coast Medical Center

When it comes to heart treatment, time is muscle. To help save lives and provide patients with the best possible outcomes, Orange Coast Medical Center’s Emergency Department team is prepared to treat heart attack victims in minutes.

The Orange County Emergency Medical Services agency has designated Orange Coast Medical Center a Cardiac Receiving Center.

As a receiving center, paramedics bring patients with higher-risk heart attacks (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) directly to the Emergency Department at Orange Coast Medical Center. The hospital uses a trauma-team approach to treating heart attack victims. Patients are rapidly assessed and triaged. Then, dependent upon the patient's diagnosis and condition, he or she may receive angiography, angioplasty or even bypass surgery, if necessary.

The Cardiac Receiving Center at Orange Coast Medical Center’s Emergency Department is ready to treat heart attack patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.