- Testing & Diagnostics
- Understanding Heart Disease
- Level One Heart Attack Program
- Prevention & Disease Management
- Education & Support
Cardiovascular at Indiana University Health West Hospital offers the full range of testing and treatment. From stress tests and EKGs to diagnostic and interventional catheterization, IU Health West Hospital provides the highest quality care and service in a remarkable healing environment.
In an emergency our team is ready to quickly stabilize our patients. Our partnership with IU Health means you are instantly connected to the system's nationally-recognized heart failure, open heart and heart transplant programs, if and when you need them.
Heart disease claims more lives than any other illness or injury. Know the risks. Know your family history. Be open and honest with your physician about your lifestyle - what you eat and drink, whether you smoke and how much, and your daily physical activity.
Cardiovascular at IU Health West also offers educational resources right here at IU Health West Hospital to enhance your treatment plan, such as diabetes education.
To find a primary care physician, or for assistance in connecting with a IU Health West Hospital cardiologist, please call our free physician referral line at 317.217.DOCS (3627).
Don't ignore the signs.
Listen to your heart.
When you see a heart attack portrayed on TV or in the movies, there is usually a dramatic moment where the victim clutches their chest in pain and then falls to the ground.
But not everyone experiencing a heart attack will have such obvious symptoms.
Other warning signs of a heart attack include:
- Pain radiating to the neck, shoulder, back, arm or jaw
- Shortness of breath
- Indigestion, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
- Cold sweats or clammy skin
In women, the warning signs can sometimes be even more subtle, including:
- Pressure or feeling of fullness in the back, chest, arm, neck or jaw
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sudden onset of weakness, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, fatigue, body aches or overall feeling of illness
A total of 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur in the home. That means your ability to recognize the warning signs of a heart attack, and know what to do next, is most likely to save the life of someone you love.
The American Heart Association advocates the use of what’s called hands-only CPR. If you see an adult or teen suddenly collapse, first, call 911. Then, push hard and fast in the center of the chest using both of your hands clasped together. Push to the beat of the classic disco song, “Stayin’ Alive.” Continue compressions until help arrives. CPR can more than double the person’s chance of survival.
Learn more about hands-only CPR on the American Heart Association's website.