Your health is of utmost importance to Chester County Hospital. We are not only concerned about healing our patients, we hope to provide them with the education and information necessary to keep them well.

The information found on this page is intended to help those with heart problems fully understand their conditions and give them guidance to continue a heart healthy future.

Learn More About Caring for Your Heart:

  • About Your Heart

    An introduction to the anatomy of the human heart.

  • What is a Heart Attack?

    A heart attack (or myocardial infarction) occurs when oxygenated blood does not get to part of the heart due to a blockage or occlusion in one or more of the coronary arteries.

  • Heart Attack Risk Factors

    Risk Factors are habits or characteristics that make a person more likely to develop heart disease or have a heart attack.

  • Heart Failure

    Heart failure is a condition that means your heart is not pumping adequate amounts of blood throughout the body.

  • Atrial Fibrillation

    Atrial fibrillation is a common heart-rhythm disorder characterized by a very fast and disorganized heartbeat that often causes discomfort and can lead to stroke or heart failure.

  • Stroke

    A stroke is a brain attack that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly shut off by a blood clot or piece of plaque or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts.

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

    Peripheral Vascular Disease is a condition characterized by the narrowing of the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body.

  • Medications

    Taking medication? Important things to know about your heart and vascular prescriptions.

  • Heart Healthy Diet

    Dietary considerations for anyone living with or wishing to prevent cardiovascular disease.

  • Patient Support Services

    Heart and Vascular contacts at Chester County Hospital plus important cardiovascular resources available elsewhere online.

  • Heart Health References

    Sources of additional cardiovascular health information.

  • Become an EHAC Deputy

    By participating in the Deputy Heart Attack Program, you will train to become a "deputy" to recognize early heart attack signs and symptoms and know how to provide Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) to ultimately prevent a heart attack from happening.

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