Emergency Services

When seconds count, we’re ready to intervene

About 450,000 Americans suffer fatal heart attacks each year - and, most die within an hour of experiencing their first symptoms. At HackensackUMC Mountainside, we’re committed to much better outcomes.  That’s why we have a 24/7 emergency angioplasty team.  In fact, we’re one of a select group of community hospitals in New Jersey that’s licensed by the state to perform emergency angioplasty, a critical lifesaving procedure.

When a heart attack patient arrives in our Emergency Department, our experienced board-certified interventional cardiologists and their designated support team goes to work, opening life-threatening coronary blockages and restoring normal blood flow to the heart.  Since studies have shown that time is of the essence and quick treatment can reduce damage to the heart muscle and greatly improving a patient’s chances of a full recovery, we’re prepared to act both expertly and swiftly.

Click here to read about one patient’s miraculous experience in his own words.

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