St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is committed to providing life-saving advanced-technology cardiology procedures close to home.
All cardiology services at St. Catherine are provided under the supervision of medical directors who are fellows of the American College of Cardiology.
The hospital’s staff cardiologists are board certified in cardiology. They are supported by a highly trained team of experienced cardiac nurses and technologists.
Staffed by a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled experts, the Cardiac Care Unit at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center provides treatment of cardiovascular disease, as well as life-saving therapies for reducing the risks posed by hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking, lack of exercise, poor diet and elevated stress.
The focus of the cardiac care team is to assist patients and their physicians in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and associated conditions.
As a community hospital, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is dedicated to providing personalized care that responds to the needs of patients and families. The main goal is to see patients in a timely fashion. Every patient is assigned a clinician who will guide them through the entire treatment process and, whenever possible, ensure all tests and evaluations are coordinated on the same day. The clinicians will also guide patients through cardiac risk assessment and lifestyle changes, if needed.
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is pleased to offer the local community an advanced noninvasive heart imaging procedure that helps detect blockages in the coronary arteries in patients presenting to the emergency room.
Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiogram (CCTA): Using special X-ray technology and sophisticated computers, the advanced exam, called Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiogram (CCTA), enables physicians to diagnose coronary artery disease faster, more accurately, and with less cost and less radiation dose to the patient versus conventional approach.
The CCTA exam is performed with a state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) scanner, which, analogous to a professional digital camera, has the capability to capture the tiniest “megapixel” of the heart in motion. The noninvasive CTA test utilizes contrast dye to obtain high-resolution, three-dimensional pictures of the beating heart and its vessels. The images are picked up by detectors, and the three-dimensional images are transferred to the computer screen. Physicians can then view the images and determine if plaque buildup or calcium deposits are limiting blood flow to the heart muscle. The test itself can be performed in less than 10 seconds (one breath hold).
The Cardiac Care Unit provides inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic services to adult and geriatric patients. The hospital’s broad continuum of cardiac services includes:
- Arrhythmia ablation therapy
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Cardiac Doppler Studies
- CT Scanning
- Electrophysiology (EP) Studies
- Emergency primary angioplasty with coronary stent placement for acute
- myocardial infarction
- Exercise Stress Testing
- ICD device placement and checks
- Intra-aortic balloon/pump insertion
- Pulmonary artery catheter insertion
- Pulse Volume Recording
- Stress Echo
- Stress testing
- Temporary and permanent pacemaker insertion
- Tilt table studies
- Transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography
- Vascular Testing
- Venous and Arterial Duplex Scanning