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For more information about heart attack prevention, please call 828.315.5000 and ask for the Chest Pain Center Coordinator.

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Frye Regional Chest Pain Center
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: 828.315.5000
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours

Are You at Risk?

Heart disease causes approximately 1 of 4 deaths in the United States.

  • About 50% of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside a hospital. This suggests that many people don't act on early warning signs
  • Survey results show that only 27% of the respondents were aware of all major symptoms and knew to call 911

Having Chest Pain & Symptoms? Call 9-1-1

Heart attacks have beginnings. These beginnings occur in more than 50% of patients. Most importantly, if recognized in time, these "beginnings" can be treated before the heart is damaged!

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Early signs

Early signs and symptoms that can begin hours or days before a heart attack. You may or may not experience any or all of these symptoms. You may experience mild chest symptoms, such as pressure, burning, aching or tightness. These symptoms may come and go until finally becoming constant and severe.

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

If you one or more of these symptoms, you owe it to yourself to get these symptoms checked out immediately at Frye Regional Medical Center's emergency department.

Remember: Call 9-1-1 if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.

Calling 9-1-1 is almost always the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment. EMS staff are trained to revive someone whose heart has stopped. It is best to call EMS for rapid transport to the emergency room