Emergency Cardiac Care Center
This emergency department program represents a joint effort between emergency services and cardiology services. Patients are provided rapid access to evaluation and treatment of chest pain and other emergent cardiovascular symptoms by specially trained staff. The program's case management approach involves admission of patients to specialized cardiac inpatient units, referral to appropriate testing, referral to other specialists as indicated, and outpatient follow-up. The program's mission also affirms the critical importance of educating patients, families, and the community about the signs and symptoms, and significance of cardiovascular disease.