Cardiac Services

Heart disease causes approximately 1 of every 4 deaths in the United States.

Making heart health a priority

Heart health is about more than just your heart. Blood pressure, cholesterol, family history and other factors all play important roles in keeping your heart strong. If you have questions about your heart health but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a heart health assessment and learn more about any risks you may have for heart-related conditions. Your journey to a stronger heart starts here.

Know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack

  • Chest pressure, squeezing or discomfort
  • Back pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Nausea
  • Pain that travels down one or both arms
  • Jaw pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety

If you experience these symptoms, or witness someone experiencing them, call 911.

Know the risk factors for heart disease: 

Risk factors you can change

  • High cholesterol
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Obesity and overweight
  • Diabetes

Risk factors you can't change

  • Increasing age
  • Male gender
  • Family history


What it means to be an accredited chest pain center

We earned our accreditation from the American College of Cardiology, meaning we meet or exceed quality of care measures for your patients who may be having a heart attack or other cardiac event.

Highest level of cardiac care
The national benchmark for obtaining and interpreting an EKG is 10 minutes. At 5 minutes, Lake Cumberland consistently outperforms this benchmark, which facilitates early diagnosis of a heart attack for patients coming directly to our ED.

We understand that every minute counts when you're experiencing a heart attack.  National standards* encourage a door-to-balloon time (the time between first medical contact and the opening of a blocked artery) of 90 minutes or less. At Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, we've taken patients door-to-balloon in as little as 10 minutes.**

We maintain high levels of training for all hospital personnel and consistent care for every patient in every department.
And we are continually seeking to improve our processes and procedures, ensuring the most up-to-date, evidence based care.

Collaborative Pre-Care
Our emergency department is integrated with the local emergency medical system, allowing our team to initiate a STEMI Alert from the field/home, which means significantly faster treatment times for our patients.

Post cardiac care
We facilitate communication to make sure you’re aware of your patient’s hospitalization and plan of care.

We're here to serve you.

At Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, our experienced cardiac team is committed to your heart health. We offer a broad spectrum of adult cardiac care, including:

  • 64-Slice CT technology to help diagnose heart diseases and blockages using 3D images
  • 3 cath labs
  • Inpatient cardiovascular unit with all private rooms

As a network affiliate with UK's Gill Heart and Vascular Institute,  our goal is to enhance access to high-quality cardiovascular care by providing the right care in the right place at the right time; preferably as close to home as possible for our patients.  Our partnership with the institute provides cardiovascular-specific education and training programs for local physicians, nurses and staff to ensure the most up-to-date cardiovascular information is available to our patients as well as access to programs and services that may not be available in our local community. 

*As set by the American Heart Association,
**LCRH's yearly average door-to-balloon time is 45 minutes, or half the national average.