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St. David's Georgetown Hospital is a nationally certified Chest Pain Center, allowing more rapid assessment and treatment for cardiovascular and stroke patients who come to the hospital Emergency Department. For individuals suffering from a heart attack or stroke, every moment is precious. The faster a patient receives treatment, the more heart muscle can be preserved and the better their chance for recovery.
The Society of Chest Pain Centers emphasizes that the accreditation is for St. David's Georgetown Hospital as a whole, not just for the Chest Pain Center in the hospital Emergency Department. An accredited Chest Pain Center "encompasses the entire facility much like a trauma center."
As part of the Chest Pain Center, St. David's Georgetown Hospital received new testing equipment for its Emergency Department that will allow physicians and staff to test heart blockages in the ER in roughly 20 minutes. This is a test that at one time took more than an hour. Using this point-of-care testing, patients are now more rapidly assessed and, therefore, more rapidly treated. The Chest Pain Center is designed to save time and save lives.
- Cardiovascular diagnostics including stress testing, electrocardiograms, 24-Hour Holter monitoring, and event monitoring
- Quick transfer time for patients in need of cardiac catheterization
- The latest technology for nuclear medicine studies
- A medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation program for patients who have had a heart attack, heart surgery or have been diagnosed with heart disease. Our staff takes pride in providing the highest quality cardiovascular care in a friendly, customer-oriented atmosphere.
Contact: (512) 942-4161
St. David’s Georgetown Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Center is designed to help individuals with heart disease recover faster and return to full and productive lives. Cardiac rehabilitation includes monitored, supervised exercise, and education aimed at modifying cardiac risk factors. Both Phase II monitored programs and Phase III non-monitored community programs are available for individuals who have had a cardiac event. Cardiac Rehabilitation and Risk Reduction Intake Questionnaire can be found here.
Our team of interventional pulmonologists treats obstructions of the trachea or bronchial tubes due to either cancer or scar tissue. They specialize in performing advanced therapeutic bronchoscopy, which includes the following procedures:
- Airway stenting
- Argon plasma coagulation
- Laser surgery
- Diagnosing the cause of fluid collections around the lungs (pleural effusions)
- Treatment of fluid collections around the lungs due to cancer or infection
- Outpatient trans-tracheal oxygen therapy catheter placements for patients with advanced lung disease requiring supplemental oxygen
- Percutaneous tracheotomies for patients with chronic respiratory failure