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Cardiac Emergency Services

Illustration of heart emergencyRapid Diagnosis

Emergency care for heart and vascular patients begins even before the patient arrives at Glendale Adventist. All City of Glendale Fire Department and LA County paramedic units are equipped with a sophisticated 12-lead EKG device. This equipment allows physicians in Glendale Adventist's Emergency Department to actually diagnose a heart attack while the patient is en route to the hospital.

With earlier diagnosis, Emergency Department physicians and staff are able to prepare a treatment plan for the patient that begins the moment he or she arrives. This rapid diagnosis can save lives and minimize damage to the heart muscle.

Chest Pain Center

The Chest Pain Center isn't a building or even a department. It's an accreditation awarded to a handful of U.S. hospitals by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. This accreditation means that Glendale Adventist has met the society's strict requirements for everything from treatment facility design to specialized training of emergency personnel to timely diagnosis and treatment.Glendale Adventist has been awarded Cycle III Chest Pain Center accreditation---the highest accreditation possible for the treatment of chest pain.

STEMI Receiving Center

Glendale Adventist is designated as a STEMI (heart attack) receiving center (SRC) by Los Angeles County Emergency Services. As an SRC, when emergency medical personnel confirm a heart attack/STEMI diagnosis, they will bypass other non-SRC hospitals and bring a patient directly to the GAMC emergency department for treatment. Additionally, we are a base station for Glendale's paramedic service, which means we know exactly where cardiac patients are and when they will arrive at the hospital.

Learn more about STEMI and how it can save lives.

 For a referral to a GAMC cardiologist, call (818) 409-8100.