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We Cover Every Beat of Heart Care

Time is critical for patients experiencing a heart attack. In partnership with local community emergency medical services (EMS) teams, Texas Health Huguley Hospital has significantly decreased the time patients spend in cardiac arrest before receiving care. We provide a seamless handoff from local EMS teams to ensure heart attack patients receive the urgent cardiac care they need when they need it.

Heart Care Services

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Why Texas Health Huguley?

Your best life is out there. Let us help you find it. Our whole-person approach to care is designed to help you take your health — and your life — back into your own hands. It’s not just about healing what’s wrong; it’s about celebrating what’s right and helping you create a life of better health, more joy, and less stress. After more than 40 years of delivering exceptional whole-person health care with uncommon compassion, Texas Health Huguley works to extend the healing ministry of Christ. We’re here to help you feel whole again.

Heart Attacks – What You Need to Know

A heart attack is the sudden interruption of blood flow within the heart. The blockage can happen when a piece of plaque breaks loose from the wall of a blood vessel and becomes lodged in one of the heart's arteries. Also known as an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), a heart attack can also occur when arteries become inflamed or closed off because of plaque buildup. Without rapid treatment, a heart attack can lead to permanent heart damage and even death.


The most common symptom is chest pain, also known as angina. Chest pain is discomfort, heaviness, tightness, pressure, aching, burning, numbness, fullness or a squeezing sensation in the chest area. It is sometimes confused with indigestion or heartburn. Angina is usually felt in the chest but may also radiate down the left shoulder and arm and may be felt in the neck, back or jaw.

Other Common Symptoms

  • Fainting
  • Impending sense of doom
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Prolonged pain in the upper abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
Women may experience different heart attack symptoms, including:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Clammy skin
  • Heartburn
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Unexplained fatigue

If you have chest discomfort or any of the symptoms mentioned above that last for more than five minutes, call 911 immediately.

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Take Charge of Your Heart Health

When you know your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, you can take meaningful steps toward prevention. Even small changes — walking more or adding heart-healthy foods to your diet — can have a big impact.

Take a few minutes to complete our heart risk assessment to discover your potential risk level.