A wholehearted approach to chest pain care

Ascension Saint Thomas in Nashville, Tennessee has full-service chest pain centers that provide complete heart and vascular care.

Chest pain centers in Nashville

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If you or a loved one experiences chest pain, it’s important to get medical care immediately. It’s also important to choose a location that can care for your complete heart care needs. Ascension Saint Thomas Heart Chest Pain Centers are Joint Commission Certified. Our cardiac care teams have more than 70 specialists serving almost 300,000 patients at 45 locations throughout Middle Tennessee and Kentucky.

Our full service chest pain centers provide complete cardiac services from chest pain treatment to rehabilitation. If you need follow-up care, we connect you to cardiac specialists at Ascension Saint Thomas Heart. We’re here to provide the specialized care that’s right for you. Our specialty heart programs include valve and structural heart, advanced heart failure, heart transplant, Afib and electrophysiology.


Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown and Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West named 2018 Top 100 Cardiac Hospitals by Watson/Truven Analytics.

Man suffering from chest pain. Know the signs of a heart attack

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. It’s important to know the signs of a heart attack.

  • Chest pain
  • Discomfort or pain between the shoulder blades
  • Indigestion or gas-like pain
  • Nausea
  • Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arm
  • Sense of impending doom
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Weakness or fatigue

If you or a loved one is experiencing signs of a heart attack, call 911 and get to the nearest emergency room.

Ascension Saint Thomas Chest Pain Centers work closely with emergency medical services to deliver emergency heart care when and where you need it.

Heart disease education and resources

Our chest pain center coordinators help answer your questions and educate you on heart disease. Whether you need early intervention or help understanding a recent diagnosis, we are here to support you in your heart care.

Knowing the signs of a heart attack and where to go to get emergency care can be life-saving information. We help educate you on how to identify heart attack symptoms and what to do if you think you are having a heart attack.

Cardiac rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is an important part of your heart care after having a heart attack, heart failure or heart surgery. The Cardiac Rehabilitation program provides a comprehensive range of services to help you recover.

Our program, certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, focuses on education and exercise. A team of cardiac nurses and exercise psychologists are here to support you during your recovery.

Cardiac rehabilitation: Phase 2

Phase 2 is an outpatient, hospital-based program. Most patients have 36 visits (two or three times a week). During your visit, you will engage in a monitored program of exercise therapy along with health education. Ask your heart doctor if phase 2 of cardiac rehab is right for you.

What to expect

Exercise therapy is conducted two or three times a week by a cardiac nurse or an exercise psychologist. Exercise is prescribed according to your health and physical ability. During your exercise, we will carefully monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, heart rhythm, and overall response to exercise.

In addition to your exercise program, you can attend weekly health education sessions, which focus on helping you make lifestyle changes. A variety of topics including stress management and diet modifications are included.

Who can be part of it?

Patients who have had a heart attack, heart surgery, coronary stenting, heart or heart-lung transplant, or who have stable angina or have been diagnosed with heart failure qualify for Phase 2 Cardiac Rehab. Most insurance carriers cover cardiac rehab, but a co-pay might be charged.

For more information:

Please contact one of our facilities:

Phase 2 Outpatient Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Program at Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital
Tel: 615-222-2008

Phase 2 Outpatient Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Program at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford
Tel: 615-396-5511

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