Porter Cardiac Care Short Stay Unit
Porter Adventist Hospital Emergency Department features a four-bed unit dedicated solely to providing immediate care and shorter hospital stays for lower risk chest pain patients. The cardiac short stay unit allows patients with low-risk chest pain to be cared for, tested and monitored within the Emergency Department rather than being admitted to the hospital.
For low-risk chest pain patients, the cardiac short stay unit provides needed cardiac care without the expense, diagnostic exposure or considerations of a full hospital stay.
If you are having a cardiac emergency, call 911 immediately.
Porter's Heart and Vascular Institute serves people throughout Denver who experience chest pain and heart attack with streamlined, rapid response cardiac treatment.
To save lives in a cardiac emergency, speed in assessing, diagnosing and treating the heart is essential. For this reason, when a patient arrives in Porter’s emergency room with chest pain symptoms, a cardiac-specific protocol is followed by EMS while emergency nurses and doctors begin testing, evaluation, and if necessary, immediate transfer to Porter’s heart advanced catheterization lab.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
The Porter Heart and Vascular Institute is an accredited Chest Pain Center that meets a strict set of criteria aimed at:
- Reducing the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment
- Treating patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved
- Monitoring patients when it is not certain that they are having a heart attack to ensure that they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital