Accredited Chest Pain Care

Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend offers state of the art cardiac emergency services

The institute is composed of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons partnering with research teams at the University of Oregon. Our interdisciplinary approach means each patient receives the attention of a team of specialists working together to determine the best options for that patient. Combining the talent and expertise of the four disciplines allows for an integrated delivery of heart and vascular care. The institute gives patients and referring physicians across the region access to this seamless and comprehensive approach to care.

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is a recepient of the nation Chest Pain Center Accreditation through the American College of Cardiology.

Heart Attack Warning Signs

  • Chest discomfort: Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body: This may be felt in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath: May often occur with or before chest discomfort.
  • Other signs: May include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or light-headedness.

If you or someone you are with begins to have chest discomfort, especially with one or more of the other symptoms of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately. Never drive yourself unless you have absolutely no other choice.

Click here for more information on heart attacks.

Click here to download a Heart Attack Survival Plan (pdf) from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.