St. Joseph's Hospital provides a full spectrum of Heart Care Services, including:
- Emergency care
- Diagnostic testing
- Non-surgical treatments
- Open heart surgery
- Home Care
We also offer:
Emergency Care Center (ER)
When you arrive in the Emergency Care Center at St. Joseph 's Hospital with a heart condition, a specially-trained RN will see you right away. If you are having chest pain, we will perform an EKG within minutes to see if you are having a heart attack. If you are having a heart attack, your doctor will admit you to have primary angioplasty. This opens up the blocked artery in your heart that is causing the heart attack. If your chest pain is not caused by a heart attack, your doctor will admit you for observation to find out its cause.
If you come to the Emergency Care Center with difficulty breathing, the nurses and doctors will work with you right away to make your breathing easier. They will then determine if the cause of the breathing problem is related to your heart or lungs.
Cardiac Special Care Unit
An outpatient care unit for patients undergoing angiogram and angioplasty.
Cardiovascular Telemetry Unit
An acute-care unit with 24-hour heart monitoring and specialized nursing care.
Heart Catheterization Lab
A unit for performing heart catheterizations, coronary interventions and pacemaker insertions.
Chest Pain Evaluation Clinic
An outpatient program designed to quickly determine if your chest pain is caused by the heart. You are evaluated in the Emergency Care Center to determine if you are having a heart attack. You are then transferred to a cardiac monitoring area where a series of tests will be given. The evaluation takes less than 24 hours and provides early diagnosis of heart injury.
Congestive Heart Failure Clinic
Using an infusion of intravenous (IV) drugs, the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic treats symptoms associated with end-stage heart failure.
Electrophysiology (EP) studies are used to test and modify the electrical functioning of the heart. These tests are conducted in our state-of-the-art EP lab and give doctors answers to questions about irregular heartbeats, fainting spells and much more. Technology often allows electrophysiologists to correct an irregular heartbeat right in the lab.
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
A unit where nursing staff have received advanced training to care for patients who are critically ill and have experienced a heart attack, heart failure or heart surgery.