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Coronary Artery Disease

This disease happens when major blood vessels that give your heart blood, oxygen and nutrients (coronary arteries) become diseased or damaged. The most likely culprit for this disease is plaque and inflammation in your arteries. Symptoms can be tough to spot, but could include chest pain or shortness of breath. In some cases, a completely blocked coronary artery will cause a heart attack.

Heart Attack

When a heart attack strikes, it’s a race against time. Experts agree: Treatment within the first 90 minutes of a heart-event is essential. In a region as vast and rural as Southern Illinois, we want to make sure you’re getting treatment as fast as possible, just like you would if you lived in a big city. To close the gap between diagnosis and treatment, the SIH STAT Heart Program was born. This coordinated program was created by SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and medical staff at 10 area community hospitals throughout Southern Illinois.

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