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North Hills Hospital

Heart Center

The Heart Center in North Richland Hills

Cardiology Services

North Hills Hospital is committed to providing expert cardiovascular services to the Northeast Tarrant County area. As one of the area’s leading provider of cardiovascular services, we are extremely proud to be the first hospital in the United States to be named a Cycle 4 Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. This distinction ensures North Hills Hospital is in direct contact with local Emergency Management Services (EMS), and care begins in the field before the patient ever reaches our Emergency Room. This collaboration with EMS is the factor that drives our average door-to- balloon time of 45 minutes or less. This measurement begins with the patient’s arrival in the Emergency Department and ends with appropriate treatment in the Cardiac Cath Lab. The national standard established by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association is 90 minutes and North Hills Hospital is proud to be at half of the national standard.

Learn more about our cardiology services.

Cardiac Rehab

Whatever your goals are, our nursing and exercise physiology staff are on hand to assist you in developing a safe and healthy program. We also cater to cardiac rehab graduates and those simply looking for a sound exercise program.

Learn more about cardiac rehab at North Hills.

Signs and Symptoms

Someone may experience any or all of these symptoms. When they start, they can be mild or come and go. Over time, the symptoms and pain increase until the victim collapses.

  • Feeling of fullness
  • Pain that travels down one or both arms
  • Jaw Pain
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Back Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chest pressure, squeezing, aching or burning

Mission: Lifeline

The American Heart Association recognizes this hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adhearance to all Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals, 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center quality measures, and First-Door-to-Device time of 120 minutes or less for transfers, to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.