Heart Patients Get Access to Next Level of Cardiac Care Close to Home

Heart Patients Get Access to Next Level of Cardiac Care Close to Home

When you’re having a heart attack, you want quality care close to home. With Broward Health Coral Springs becoming designated a Level 1 Adult Cardiovascular Program by the Agency for Healthcare Administration, residents of Coral Springs and surrounding areas can rest assured that advanced cardiac care is moments away.  

Broward Health Coral Springs expanded its diagnostic heart program in 2020 and anticipates further enhancing its program to treat ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in the upcoming weeks. Treatment for STEMI, which is a heart attack caused by one of the heart’s major arteries being blocked, requires opening the artery quickly saving as much heart muscle as possible.   “As a result of our additional capabilities, specialized team of physicians, nurses and technologists, Broward Health Coral Springs will be able to treat patients presenting with heart attacks with an angioplasty procedure if deemed appropriate,” said Mohammed Osman, M.D., medical director of interventional cardiology at Broward Health Coral Springs. 

“This is a milestone for Broward Health Coral Springs,” said Jared Smith, CEO of Broward Health Corals Springs, “and we will continue to strive for a high level of care to better serve our community and uphold community recognition as the area’s best hospital and best Emergency Department*.” 

“The addition of our STEMI heart program will make it possible for EMS to pre-alert the emergency department and transmit the electrocardiogram,” said Gary Lai, D.O., chief of emergency medicine at Broward Health Coral Springs. “Our team can then be ready for the arrival of the patient and rapidly stabilize, medicate and expedite care to our in-house cardiac catheterization lab. This will save lives and optimize outcomes.” 

Broward Health Coral Springs follows a long tradition of cardiac excellence at the Broward Health system which has more than 50 years of expertise in advanced cardiology programs within Broward County. 

“We are proud of the highly experienced and knowledgeable cardiac team that has been built to lead this program,” said Smith. “Each caregiver brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with over 30 years of combined experience. Combined with Broward Health physician clinical expertise, the expansion of our cardiac services exemplifies our commitment to enhance services for our growing community in Broward’s northwest corridor.” 

     

*Awarded by Our City Magazine     

Contact Cardiovascular Services at Broward Health Coral Springs directly at 954-344-3191.

For additional info visit BrowardHealth.org/services/cardiac-services