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Treatment After Cardiac Arrest

When you’re treated for cardiac arrest at Providence, a team of specialists works together quickly to provide life-saving treatment. The next step is to get you feeling better for years to come. To do this, your cardiac team reviews your condition and overall health. They then create a personalized treatment plan, including important lifestyle changes, to reduce your future risk. The result is compassionate, whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit.

Why Choose Us for Cardiac Arrest Treatment?

At Providence, we see the life in you. We are committed to making a positive difference in every life we touch.

Our patients are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we’re always looking for ways to make your experience better. If your treatment requires innovative procedures, we’ve got you covered. If you need extra support, we’re here to help. In one case, the family of our patient Elliot Naftzger was forced to drive three hours for routine heart monitoring. Her care team stepped in and helped bring a portable echo machine closer to her home.

Our improved referral process makes it easier for patients to stay with Providence, the network they trust. We’ve also introduced a program to help patients get faster care through virtual visits with a nurse practitioner. This patient-centered approach is why patients have trusted Providence with their cardiac care for more than 80 years.

If you’ve experienced cardiac arrest, the next step after getting emergency treatment is finding out why it happened. Every Providence patient has access to world-class care from leaders in the field. Your multidisciplinary care team includes board-certified heart care specialists who have superior outcomes treating the most complex heart conditions. Your heart care team also works closely with nurse navigators to coordinate your care with your primary care physician. You also have access to dietitians to help you make heart-healthy food choices, and many more caregivers to keep you living life to its fullest.

We understand that the impact of heart disease is greater in marginalized communities. Genetics plays a part, but unequal access to great health care is also a factor. At Providence, we value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of all our patients. We are deeply committed to making sure everyone in our diverse communities has equal access to the best heart care. To do this, we offer location-specific services that help meet our patients’ needs. This includes translation for non-English-speaking patients, telehealth and transportation assistance. And we never turn a patient away, regardless of their ability to pay. Instead, we work harder to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you’re at.

As a patient at Providence, you belong to one of the largest community-based networks for heart care in the United States. This means your local heart care team shares knowledge and experience with other cardiac specialists across 51 hospitals in seven states. If you need specialty care, your heart care team can easily reach the physicians with the most expertise. Take the story of our heart disease patient Donny Jones. When his lifelong heart condition worsened, his Providence cardiologist reached out to the location where he could get the special surgery he needed. Then he was back home just a few days later. The power of our network is one of the reasons more than 400,000 heart patients choose Providence each year.

Providence is well known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking the most advanced procedures and therapies to treat cardiac arrest. Our researchers were the first to pioneer emergency surgery to repair heart arteries when treating a patient having a heart attack. This has helped change the way heart attacks are treated around the world – it’s now much less invasive. We also participate in national and international data registries that track cardiovascular outcomes. This helps us learn more to improve how we care for you. Our doctors and scientists also support groundbreaking research projects and connect patients to appropriate clinical trials. Our leadership in the medical community helps us provide better heart care – and a better life – for you and your loved ones.

More About Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest occurs when there’s a disruption in the rhythm of your heartbeat which causes it to stop beating. When the heart stops beating, it isn’t able to send blood to the brain and other organs. Cardiac arrest is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Regular checkups and living a heart-healthy lifestyle, including exercising and eating a balanced diet, can help prevent cardiac arrest.

Testing and Diagnostics

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Your heart care team uses many different methods to find out which therapies work best for you. They look at your symptoms, other medical conditions and overall health. They also use the most advanced diagnostics to evaluate your condition. Depending on your case, this may include one or more of the following:

Personalized Treatment for Cardiac Arrest

We know that no two patients are the same. This is why your care team works with you to design an individualized treatment plan based specifically on your heart condition and your personal needs. Every treatment plan includes lifestyle changes to support your recovery and long-term heart health.

Your care plan may include one or more of the following therapies:

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