When it comes to a heart attack, minutes can mean a second chance. Opening the blocked artery and restoring blood flow to the heart quickly can mean the difference between life and death.

In Seminole and West Volusia counties, the ONLY hospital prepared to provide immediate care for every heart attack—even the most deadly—is Central Florida Regional Hospital. Our Emergency Department is a Certified Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). Big words that simply mean this: We have the staff, equipment and medical expertise to care for every type of heart attack.

No need to lose valuable time transferring to another facility for critical treatment—we can perform every cardiac procedure, including angioplasty and open heart surgery, in our Heart Institute. There is no reason to go anywhere else. And that’s critical because saving time can mean saving your life.

Early Heart Attack Symptoms

Remember, people may or may not experience any or all of these symptoms.

  • Nausea
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Pain that travels down one or both arms
  • Jaw pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Chest pressure, squeezing or discomfort
  • Back pain
  • Shortness of breath


People may experience mild chest symptoms, such as pressure, burning, aching or tightness. These symptoms may come and go until finally becoming constant and severe.

Heart Attack Symptoms

If you are experiencing:

  • Pain or tightness in the chest, arm, jaw, shoulders or upper back
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting
  • Unusual onset of fatigue or discomfort in the arms, back, neck or stomach

Learn Hands-Only CPR

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Call 911 immediately and ask them to take you to the nearest Certified Chest Pain Center with PCI.

Cardiac Risk Profile Screening

Free Cardiac Risk Profile Screenings are available by appointment on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:00am - 10:00am. This is a fasting blood test. To schedule your screening call (800) 445-3392.