Hinsdale, IL – Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital is very pleased to announce that today the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board approved the hospital’s request for a cardiac catheterization laboratory, providing critical access close to home for residents in and around Will County.
“We’re gratified that the State recognized the need for a cardiac cath program,” said Richard Carroll, M.D., regional vice president for quality and chief medical officer for Adventist Midwest Health. “Patients will have access to the most advanced life-saving techniques and technologies available.”
“We are working with our cardiologists in final preparations with the cardiac cath team, and soon we will be able to offer the full spectrum of cardiac catheterization procedures,” said Rick Mace, chief executive officer at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. “Plus, the lab includes state-of-the art digital imaging, allowing for the greatest quality images for physicians to view.”
Cardiac catheterization is a procedure that helps guide physicians in choosing the best, most effective treatment for patients with heart disease. During the procedure, a physician uses digital images to identify potential blockages in the arteries. If an artery is found to be narrowed or blocked, the physician can use several techniques to improve blood flow.
Having a cardiac cath lab in place means better outcomes for patients, as time is critical when treating chest pain, said Michael Korpics, M.D., an emergency physician at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. “There is a well documented relationship between how quickly a patient is treated and the size of a heart attack,” he said. “A patient receiving treatment within the recommended 90 minutes from the beginning of a heart attack can decrease the size of the attack by 40 percent.”
To find a cardiac physician at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, call the Physician Referral Center at 630-856-7500 or visit www.keepingyouwell.com and click on Find a Physician.