When seconds count
Every year, some 450,000 Americans suffer fatal heart attacks. Most will die within an hour of experiencing their first symptoms. At HackensackUMC Mountainside, we’re committed to a very different outcome – and our emergency angioplasty team is evidence of that. When a heart attack patient arrives in our Emergency Department, our highly experienced board-certified interventional cardiologists and nurses go to work—opening up life-threatening coronary blockages to restore normal blood flow to the heart.
Studies show that the quicker a patient undergoes emergency angioplasty, damage to the heart muscle is reduced and future heart function—and quality of life—are often improved.
HackensackUMC Mountainside holds the distinction of being one of the few community hospitals in New Jersey licensed by the state to perform emergency angioplasty, a critical lifesaving procedure - just one more reason to feel comfortable that HackensackUMC Mountainside is the right choice.