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Cardiac Services

Cardiac services at Littleton Adventist Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.


Littleton Adventist Hospital Named Among America's 100 Best Hospitals in Nation for Coronary Intervention Procedures!

HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes, has named Littleton Hospital a recipient of the America's 100 Best Specialty Excellence Award for Coronary Intervention Procedures. LAH ranked #1 in Colorado for Coronary Intervention Procedures.

 

LAH was also recognized for the following national achievements:

  

   Award-winning cardiac care in Colorado 

 2012 Coronary Intervention award

Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2012

Our team of outstanding physicians and specially trained cardiac care professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to achieve the best outcomes possible for our patients.

 

Our comprehensive cardiac services include:

  • Cardiac Alert Program - Our cardiac alert program ensures that cardiac patients receive life-saving treatment within minutes of arriving at the Emergency Department.
  • Cardiac Observation Unit - Patients experiencing chest pain can be closely monitored for up to 23 hours at our Cardiac Observation Unit, where a specially-trained team follows advanced treatment protocols to help determine the cause of a patient's chest pain.
  • Cardiac Testing - Our cardiac diagnostics lab enables experts to perform non-invasive cardiac testing that assists in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
  • Cardiovascular Catheterization Lab - Our average door-to-balloon time is 56 minutes, that is 34 minutes faster than the national average.
  • Nationally Accredited Chest Pain Center - Our specially-trained team follows advanced treatment protocols to closely monitor patients experiencing chest pain. Littleton Adventist Hospital was the first Colorado hospital to be nationally accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and remains accredited, and is nationally certified by the Joint Commission in Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Call 911 if you think you may be experiencing symptoms of a heart attack!

 

A Heart to Heart

Heart disease - which can cause heart attacks - is the leading cause of death for American women. Fortunately, Littleton Adventist Hospital is here to help you combat this chilling fact.

According to the American Heart Association, women often think heart attack is a man's disease and that they're more likely to be affected by breast cancer. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

 

At Littleton Hospital, our goal is to help prevent heart disease and heart attack when we can, as well as treat these conditions if they do arise. We offer a wide range of diagnostic testing and treatment options to meet each patient's individual needs.

 

Know The Symptoms

In the face of a heart attack, time lost is muscle lost. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the symptoms so you can act quickly if you suffer a cardiac event.

 

Chest pain is the most commonly reported heart attack symptom for both women and men. However, women are more likely than men to experience atypical symptoms. For a more visual symptom comparison, take a look at the following chart:

 Cardiac condition differences by gender

What Are My Risks?

Factors that contribute to the chances of developing heart disease fall into two categories: uncontrollable and controllable risk factors. Uncontrollable risk factors include age, gender, race, and family history. Controllable risk factors are generally lifestyle choices, such as smoking, poor diet, obesity, stress, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.

 

Remember: heart disease and heart attack are not inevitable conditions - they're both treatable and preventable. Talk with your physician about identifying your risk factors and determining the lifestyle changes that will work best for you.

 

From the March 2011 issue of Your Health Your Hospital.

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