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 is far advanced beyond traditional paramedic EKGs, allowing physicians in Glendale Adventist's Emergency Department to actually diagnose a heart attack while the patient is en route to the hospital.
The addition of a new dedicated elevator in the hospital's expanded Emergency Department to the operating rooms and catheterization labs has further enhanced the speed that care is delivered at Glendale Adventist.
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.
Listen to a Dr. Kipper radio segment featuring a discussion on heart procedures:
STEMI Receiving Center
In January 2007, GAMC became the first hospital in the area to pass a rigorous set of standards to be designated a STEMI (heart attack) receiving center (SRC) by Los Angeles County Emergency Services. Because GAMC is recognized in the medical community 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.
To learn more about STEMI and how it can save lives, watch the video below.
Any patient with heart attack symptoms - such as chest pain or shortness of breath - receives immediate attention in the new and expanded Emergency Department. Since we are a base station for Glendale's paramedic service, we know exactly where cardiac patients are and when they will arrive. Our dedicated Cardiologist Call Team has the fastest response time in the city.
All Glendale Adventist Emergency Department staff are trained to meet the guidelines of the American Heart Association regarding Emergency Cardiac Care. Heart and vascular treatment at Glendale Adventist follows the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology treatment guidelines.
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