Crestwood Cardiac Care
With the advancement of technology, more devices and techniques are being developed that can treat arterial blockages without the need for large surgical incisions or radiation exposure. Crestwood Medical Center offers a variety of outpatient Heart Cardiac and Endovascular Lab Procedures including arteriograms, balloon angioplasty, stent placement, heart catheterization, and pacemaker implants. Our cardiologists and cardiopulmonary technologists also perform several kinds of diagnostic procedures to determine the state of your heart and the condition of your cardiovascular system including EKG, TEE, cardioversion and stress tests.
Elective Cardiac Intervention (PTCA) is a treatment that utilizes balloon angioplasty to treat coronary artery disease - a disease that restricts blood flow to the heart due to hardened arteries that are clogged with plaque. The goal of balloon angioplasty is to free the artery of plaque and improve blood flow. Improved blood flow reduces the risk of heart attack. Elective coronary interventions help treat patients who have arterial blockages but have not experienced a heart attack. Balloon angioplasty is also used as treatment for a patient who is experiencing a heart attack.
Emergent Cardiac Intervention (PTCA) - With heart attacks, time means everything. The sooner the blocked artery causing the heart attack is opened, the quicker blood flow is restored into the heart muscle, the better the outcome for the patient. In 2003, we joined a national registry that monitors patient outcomes for hospitals without onsite cardiac surgery. The national average for door to balloon time (from the time a patient arrives at the emergency room until the time blood flow is restored) is 107 minutes. The Crestwood Cardiac Care team averages a door to balloon time of 70 minutes. Our fastest door-to-balloon time is 14 minutes. The American College of Cardiology's recommended door-to-balloon time is 90 minutes or less.
Time Is Muscle.
CPORT Trial Investigators:
- Kelley W. Smith, M.D.
Medical Director & Primary Investigator
- Cynthia J. Anastas, M.D.
- William R. Cox, M.D.
- Sadasiva R. Katta, M.D.
Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography(CCTA) is a noninvasive imaging test that uses CT scan and computer software to look at the arteries supplying blood to the heart. It is different from conventional ways of evaluating the heart vessels in that it does not require sedation or extended monitoring after the procedure. Insurance may cover the cost of the CCTA procedure. Please contact your insurance company regarding your policy and coverage of CCTA.
Other Cardiac Care Services include:
- 20 Progressive Cardiac Care Patient Rooms
- 8 Medical Intensive Care Patient Rooms
- 6 bed outpatient cardiac care procedures unit
- Full range of diagnostic cardiac procedures
A special message from Dr. Wes Bowman, Crestwood Emergency Room Physician, discussing Crestwood's history of consistently beating the national recommended heart attack treatment time:
A special message from Dr. John Wisda, Crestwood Emergency Room Physician, regarding Crestwood's experienced ER and Cardiac Care team: