When it comes to cardiac catheterization procedures, experience counts. Studies show that hospitals performing a large number of cardiac catheterization procedures have better results.
At UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, our expertise in cardiac catheterization procedures and the 7,000 procedures done yearly translates into a high rate of success for our patients.
Recent studies have also confirmed that outcomes for patients suffering from heart attacks are best in hospitals that offer emergent cardiac catheterization and angioplasty/stent placement.
UMass Memorial also has door-to-balloon times (the length of time from when a heart attack patient enters our Emergency Department to when their blocked artery is opened in our cardiac catheterization lab) that are well below the national standards. We average 50 minutes for door-to-balloon time, which is well below the standard of 90 minutes set by The Joint Commission, which accredits hospitals nationwide.