Listen to Your Heart!
- Heart attacks need not kill or destroy heart muscle if you listen when your body is trying to tell you something.
- Be aware of a pressure - not necessarily pain - in the chest. If it subsides when you rest, but increases with activity, it is your warning of a heart attack. Quick treatment by experts can stop it.
- Get medical help as soon as possible. Go straight to the nearest hospital emergency room. And don't try to rationalize it away as something else. Your body knows what it is talking about.
- Delay in seeking medical attention is the real risk factor. It is more important than cholesterol, smoking or other risk factors.
- Early Heart Attack Care is knowing the subtle danger signs and symptoms and acting upon them before damage occurs.
- By listening to your heart, many heart attacks might be prevented.
Meet our Founder
Dr. Raymond Bahr is passionate about cardiac care and preventive education. As the founding father of SCPC, his passion to disseminate lifesaving information is a driving force at SCPC. Throughout his career, he has created multiple programs to help others understand the life saving measures that can save a life. In 1981 at St. Agnes Hospital, Dr. Bahr established the Chest Pain Emergency Department (CPED), the first such unit in the world. The initial purpose of this CPED was prompt and effective treatment of patients presenting with heart attack/sudden death. The CPED was coupled with an aggressive education program that taught the community the early warning signs of a heart attack. This education program extended to middle and high school students via health and science curricula.