Expanded Cardiology Services at St. Claire Regional Medical Center
Quick, accurate and early diagnosis can be the most important step in fighting heart attacks. St. Claire Regional (SCR) offers some of the most advanced, noninvasive diagnostic tools available including Coronary CRT angiography (CCTA). CCTA provides precise images, such as a blood clot lodged in the pulmonary artery. It makes diagnosis much faster. Most heart disease exams are not only painless, but they also can be lifesavers.
SCR recently expanded Cardiology services by adding angioplasty - a procedure that opens narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. The addition of angioplasty allows SCR to provide state of the art coronary artery ballooning and stenting procedures to patients who present with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) as well as elective procedures to help prevent heart attacks. When this type of coronary procedure is required time is of the essence, now patients have access to this advanced procedure close to home.
A heart attack is a true medical emergency, where every 20 minute delay could affect whether you live or die. St Claire Regional physicians recommend that you Call 9-1-1 or get to the closest hospital with 24 hour cardiac care if you're having chest pains or experiencing upper body discomfort. It's always better to be on the safe side.