Angioplasty and Emergency Angioplasty
Every second counts once a heart attack has begun. Saint Peter's University Hospital is licensed to perform emergency angioplasty on patients who arrive in our emergency room in the throes of a heart attack. Our team of highly experienced, board-certified interventional cardiologists open life-threatening coronary blockages and restores normal blood flow to the heart.
Studies have shown that emergency angioplasty leads to superior survival rates and that the amount of time it takes for an individual to receive treatment is the most significant predictor of survival. Thanks to Saint Peter's commitment to treating heart attack patients within 90 minutes of the time they enter our emergency room, many patients experience less heart muscle damage, faster recovery time and an improved quality of life.