When faced with a condition where every minute counts, you want the very best life-saving treatments and technology as well as the expertise of an experienced team of heart care professionals.
At Lee's Summit Medical Center we provide world-class healthcare backed by Kansas City’s largest healthcare network – right here in our community. The cardiologists and cardiac surgeons at Lee's Summit Medical Center participate in research to discover new techniques to reverse blocked heart arteries, prevent strokes and strengthen weakened hearts.
Hands Only CPR
If someone goes into cardiac arrest or is unresponsive, CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting.
Learn two steps to save a life:
- Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that).
- Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.
Push into the chest to the depth of at least 2 inches at about 100-120 beats per minute (to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees).
Providing the Highest Quality Heart Care
At Lee's Summit Medical Center, we are proud to provide the highest levels of service and quality healthcare to our community. Recently, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded Lee's Summit Medical Center its prestigious four-star rating for both quality of care and patient experience; one of only two hospitals in the Kansas City area to earn this distinction. Our patients are at the center of all we do. Our hospital consistently ranks as one of the top hospitals in the Kansas City area for patient satisfaction and was named as one of the nation’s top performing hospitals on key quality measures.
The care provided at Lee's Summit Medical Center has been recognized by the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 healthcare organizations and programs, the American Heart Association and the State of Missouri for providing time critical care.
Heart Attack Symptoms
Chest pain is the most noticeable clue of a heart attack, however it’s important to understand that every heart attack is different and can include symptoms beyond discomfort in the chest and arms. In the event of a heart attack, every second counts to avoid damage to your heart, that’s why it’s so important to know all the possible symptoms and call 911 immediately if you suspect a heart attack.
- Racing pulse. Your heart might pound even when you are at rest or might not stop racing after you have been active
- Pain in one or both arms
- Pain in your jaw or possibly in your back, shoulders, neck or upper part of the stomach
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing when resting or during mild physical activity
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sweating or cold sweat
- Feeling unusually tired for no reason, sometimes for days (especially for women)
- Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting
When it’s Time to Get to the ER
Even if you are familiar with the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, if there is a reason for concern, it is always to be safe and seek medical attention quickly.
At Lee's Summit Medical Center, our emergency room, cardiologists and other medical professionals are experts at treating the cause of your symptoms and most importantly, saving your life in the event of a heart attack.
Backed by the area’s largest healthcare network of award-winning, accredited chest pain centers, your chance of surviving a heart attack improves drastically. No other Kansas City area hospitals open up clogged arteries for heart attack patients faster than we do.
Every second counts when experiencing chest pain. Don’t drive. Call 911.
Coronary Calcium Scoring
A CT scan for a Coronary Calcium Score is a convenient and non-invasive way of evaluating an individual's risk for a heart attack. This scan shows the location and extent of calcified plaque in the walls of coronary arteries. The Coronary Calcium Scoring scan takes 5-10 minutes and is non-invasive so there's no pain and no injections. The results of this scan help your physician detect coronary artery disease, which is a leading cause of heart attack in men and women.
This test is not covered by most health insurance or health plans. The fee for the test is $50 payable by check, credit card or cash at the time of service.
Who may need Coronary Calcium Scoring?
Men, age 35-70, and women, age 40-70 should ask their doctor or make an appointment especially if they have any of the following risk factors:
- Family history of heart disease, including heart attack
- History of smoking or current smoker
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
Who should not have the Coronary Calcium Scoring scan?
- Pregnant women
- Those who currently have heart disease (have had a heart attack, angioplasty/stent placed or have had bypass surgery)
- Individuals with a resting heart rate above 90-95 beats per minute - known as resting tachycardia
- Those who have metallic objects in the heart such as mechanical heart valves, pacemaker wires, stents or other metallic devices.
Talk with your doctor to find out if coronary calcium scoring is right for you. For more information, call (816) 282-5060.
Peripheral Vascular (PV) Clinic
Introducing a New Level of Care for Heart Disease Patients
Patients diagnosed with heart disease are at significantly higher risk of developing other vascular diseases, which can lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, or other serious conditions.
The PV Clinic at Lee's Summit Medical Center was developed with these patients in mind and offers early screening and detection that can prevent vascular disease from worsening.
With one, simple screening, heart disease patients can find out their risk for developing vascular disease and safeguard their health.
The screening is painless, takes less than 15 minutes, and is fully covered by a single payment of $50.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment with the PV Clinic, call (816) 607-2950.
The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute
Advanced electrophysiology services for irregular heartbeat
The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute (KCHRI) offers the latest treatment options and cutting-edge technology to diagnose and treat all types of heart arrhythmia. Lead by internationally renowned electrophysiologist, Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS, the Kansas City Heart Rhythm institute brings the highest quality clinical care, research and education to KC.