Erlanger East Hospital Offers New STEMI Program For Chest Pain Patients
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Erlanger East Hospital is now recognized as a 24/7 STEMI receiving facility providing around-the-clock treatment for patients experiencing chest pain and other cardiology events. Services include Interventional/Non-Intervention Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.
ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), or heart attack, is a time-dependent, life-threatening condition requiring rapid recognition, diagnosis and treatment.
According to the 2019 Hamilton County Health Department Public Health Department Assessment, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Hamilton County. Tennessee ranks seventh in the nation for heart disease as the leading cause of death.
Officials said, "The new program ensures patients will have a team of specialists from emergency management services, emergency department and cath lab to floor nurses, board-certified and fellowship trained cardiac-pulmonary physicians and advance practice nurses providing rapid response, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in an environment that is dedicated solely to cardiac care. The same skilled providers from Erlanger Baroness Hospital STEMI program will now be available to residents in Bradley County, eastern Hamilton County and north Georgia."
“Erlanger East Hospital is easily accessible and stands ready to appropriately treat and manage heart attacks without the patient having to travel far from home,” said John Golding, MD, FACC, medical director of the Erlanger Cath Lab. “We are committed to patient care and meeting national standards for immediate and coordinated heart attack care by focusing on expertise, facilities and equipment; providing 24/7 non-surgical, heart attack interventions; coordinating with emergency services; offering a multidisciplinary team approach; and aim to achieve a door-to-intervention time of less than 62 minutes for better outcomes and shorter length of stay rather than the national average of less than 90 minutes.”
Dr. John Golding