Hospital Entrance B
St. Peters, Missouri 63376 USA
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Our comprehensive program for cardiac services ranges from preventative care, to emergency cardiac intervention for heart attack, and cardiac rehabilitation.
We are proud of our multidisciplinary team of physicians, which includes cardiologists, radiologists and vascular surgeons. Our nurses have advanced training in cardiac care.
When someone you love is having a heart attack, we have the team and technology to intervene immediately. Our emergency department physicians start to work while the patient is still in the hands of our community’s first responders. When the patient arrives we are ready with a plan for action.
Your physician will schedule your cardiology procedure. Written physician orders are required for all testing.
The Cardiology Center performs a host of procedures, including:
Diana Westerfield, MD, cardiology, discusses signs of heart disease. February 22, 2011
- Cardiac Diagnostics
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram
- Nuclear Medicine Stress Testing
- Stress Echocardiogram (walking)
- Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram (non-walking)
- Routine Stress Test
- 24-hour Holter Monitoring
- 30-day Cardiac Event Recording
- Vascular Intervention
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Interventional Balloon Angioplasty
- Pacemaker Placement
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
- Interventional Radiology Procedures
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Anticoagulation Therapy
|Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital is an Accredited Chest Pain Center
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital is fully accredited as a Chest Pain Center and is the only hospital in St. Charles County to hold this distinct accreditation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). Barnes-Jewish St. Peters has held this distinction since 2010.
Prior to receiving accreditation, surveyors visited Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital to assess the facility and protocols for rapid diagnosis and treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. The intent is to ensure facilities meet quality-of-care measures based on improving the process for the care of cardiac patients. The review criteria are a product of many leading professional societies such as: American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiovascular Administrator and Emergency Nurses Association.
“Our team is extremely proud of achieving accreditation as a Chest Pain Center,” says Kenya Haney, MSN, RN, manager, cardiac care. “Hospitals that receive SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. The accreditation process required close coordination between local EMS responders, the Barnes-Jewish St. Peters’ emergency department, cardiac catheterization lab, cardiac rehab, pharmacy and other departments throughout the hospital. It was a huge team effort, but we are dedicated to bringing great BJC health care to St. Charles County.”
As a chest pain accredited hospital, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters has the processes in place to: reduce the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment; treat patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved; and monitor patients when it is not certain they are having a heart attack to ensure they are not sent home too quickly and to make sure they are receiving treatment for their condition in the most appropriate time frame.