Cardiac Care at East Jefferson General Hospital
From our fleet of ambulances and EMT's who provide life-saving care in the field through our Emergency Department, which boasts more board certified emergency physicians than any ER in the region, your emergency cardiac care needs are met by experienced professionals who have been recognized by independent rating services as the best in our market. Our "door to balloon time," which is the amount of time from our arrival until the patient's heart blockage has been opened, is among the fastest in the South. These and other measurable are how we know we are delivering the highest levels of care possible.
East Jefferson General Hospital remains on the cutting edge of lifesaving cardiac procedures. Dr. Led by Michael Brothers and cardiac electrophysiologists Drs. James McKinnie and Zhen Jiao, the department regularly performs CryoCath to treat atrial fibrillation, providing a true remedy to the condition. EJGH was also the developer for EKOS catheter treatment for pulmonary embolisms by Dr. Todd Englehardt. The hospital has also performed now over 100 convergent procedures, propelling the hospital into the top five in the nation in the pioneering procedure.
Heart Failure Clinic
EJGH is one of the first hospitals in the South to take this patient friendly approach to long-term cardiac care. Patients who have suffered heart failure require continuous monitoring. In the past, and at other centers, these patients must make a full doctor's appointment to get the monitoring they need. With the launch of our Heart Failure Clinic, these patients are able to receive the monitoring they need quickly and efficiently with the help of a nurse practitioner who can relay maintenance plans and updates without the patient undergoing any undue inconvenience.