Specialized Cardiac Services
Cardiac evaluation and interventional care
STEMI Receiving Center (ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction)STEMI denotes a type of heart attack that needs immediate, specialized care. When notified of a STEMI patient PVHMC’s emergency and cardiac staffs respond urgently to enact live-saving measures for patients. Patients are immediately assessed and stabilized and then taken to the Cardiac Catheterization (Cath) Lab for an angioplasty whereby blockages in the heart are crushed, arteries are opened and secured, and lives are saved.
Designated Primary Stroke Center
Much like a STEMI heart attack, stroke care requires an immediate response! Stroke patients who do not delay in seeking medical care have better outcomes. If treated in the first 4.5 hours after the onset of stroke symptoms physicians can minimize the complications of a stroke. Because the results of a stroke worsen with each passing second, rapid treatment is critical to minimizing complications. PVHMC has specific plans for the rapid treatment of stroke patients.