The Nebraska Heart Hospital Chest Pain Center (CPC) is designed to provide you with access to around-the-clock care and counseling following your discharge from the Heart Hospital. CPC care is available without an appointment—simply come to the front door of the Nebraska Heart Hospital and explain your symptoms to our trained cardiac staff. You will be led to a CPC exam room and attended by an NHI physician.
Everyone is welcome at the CPC, even if you are not a current or former NHI patient. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, the CPC can help.
• Chest pressure
• General feeling of illness after a heart-related surgery
• Discomfort or drainage at an incision site
• Fever following a surgical procedure
• Shortness of breath, leg swelling, or general weakness (especially if you have a history of heart failure)
Should it be determined that you are experiencing a heart attack, you will be transferred to the cardiac catheterization laboratory for treatment—the close proximity of the heart hospital’s cath lab, operating rooms, CT, and medical lab allow for expedited care when you need it most.
Comprehensive Care Team
A patient visiting the Chest Pain Center who is diagnosed with a heart-attack or other serious illness will be admitted to an inpatient status and appropriate therapy will be provided by NHI physicians and consultants. The close proximity of the cath lab, operating rooms, CT scan, and medical laboratory allow for expedited care.
The CPC is not a substitute for an emergency room. If you believe you are having a heart attack, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.