From the moment you feel chest pain, our heart experts take control, making swift and collaborative decisions about your care, from the ambulance to your hospital bedside.
That's part of what it means to be an accredited Chest Pain Center, a distinction awarded Reston Hospital Center–the first and only in the region–by the Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). When minutes count, our cardiovascular team can stop a heart attack in its tracks with medication, cardiac stenting or angioplasty (percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI) opening a blockage–well within the American Heart Association's standard of 90 minutes.
Patients at Reston Chest Pain Center have access to a complete range of cardiac care. When emergency open heart surgery is needed, patients are transported directly to our affiliate, Washington Hospital Center, a national leader in cardiovascular care.
What is a Chest Pain Center?
A Chest Pain Center earns its accreditation through an evaluation of care surrounding treatment of patients with heart attack symptoms. As an accredited Chest Pain Center, Reston Hospital:
- Integrates the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
- Assesses, diagnoses and treats patients quickly
- Effectively treats patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome
- Ensures Chest Pain Center personnel competency and training
- Continually seeks to improve processes and procedures
- Supports community outreach and education about heart attack symptoms
Quality Care Means Better Outcomes
Earning Chest Pain Center accreditation ensures that Reston Hospital meets or exceeds quality-of-care measures based on improving the process of care for acute coronary syndrome patients. It means our medical staff has the best tools, advanced technology and level of expertise to care for your emergency.