February is American Heart Month, and I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of some very exciting news. Broward Health Coral Springs now provides residents the next level of cardiac care right here closer to home! We have expanded our cardiac services to include the capability to provide Emergency ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) services, bringing critical life-saving cardiac care to the northwest corridor of Broward County.
What exactly does this mean?
Broward Health Coral Springs now has the capability to treat STEMI which is a very serious type of heart attack during which one of the heart's major arteries is blocked. The hospital and emergency room are capable and available for treatment of STEMI patients 24/7-365 days a year including Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (a non-surgical procedure to place a stent to open up blood vessels in the heart that have been narrowed by plaque buildup). Since we have expanded this important program, we have saved lives and made a major difference for the patients and the families we have treated.
We are proud of the highly experienced and knowledgeable cardiac team that has been built to lead this program. This is a major milestone for our community and Broward Health Coral Springs. We continue to provide for a high level of care to better serve our community and uphold community recognition as the area’s best hospital and best emergency department*.
Please take a moment to view a video as we showcase what it means to have advanced cardiac care in your neighborhood.
Also, register for our FREE online cardiac lectures at www.BrowardHealth.org/Heart
*Awards received by Our City Magazine