Cardiology and Coronary Care

  • PBMC offers non-interventional cardiology services for diagnosis and monitoring ofheart diseases
  • PBMC's cardiologists include specialists in clinical hypertension

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, call 911 immediately.

A cardiologist is an internist certified in the subspecialty of diseases of the heart andblood vessels and manages complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening, abnormal heartbeat rhythms—American Board of Medical Specialties.

Coronary Care

Coronary heart disease is the single leading cause of death in America today. This year an estimated 1.1 million Americans will have a new or recurrent heart attack.

Peconic Bay Medical Center offers non-interventional cardiology services for the diagnosis and monitoring of heart diseases and conditions, such as myocardialinfarctions and arrhythmias.

The Peconic Bay Medical Center staff of cardiologists offers an extensive range of clinical expertise and skilled compassionate care. Two of Peconic Bay Medical Center's cardiologists have earned the prestigious certification of Specialists in Clinical Hypertension, held by fewer than one percent of cardiologists in the country.

Treatment for heart attack patients who arrive via the Emergency Department consists of the most up-to-date protocols. ER doctors and cardiologists will determine the severity of the patient's condition, based on previous medical history, physician examination, ECG or EKG and the level of pertinent chemicals in the blood.

If it is determined that the patient is indeed having a heart attack, ER doctors and cardiologists will administer appropriate medications. These may include the life-saving thrombolytic drugs, the so-called "clot busters." If, after patients are stabilized, it is determined that they require surgical intervention, they are transferred to a nearby tertiary care hospital.

Patients who remain at Peconic Bay for further treatment will have the latest technological resources available to enhance their care, including a state-of -the-art telemetry system that provides "anywhere anytime" cardiac monitoring. With this system, all information produced by the patient's heart monitor, blood pressure, heart rate and rhythm, and oxygen content of the blood may be viewed by the doctor from his office or even his home computer screen as it is occurring, via a secure Internet connection. If the doctor detects an irregularity, he or she can quickly confer with the hospital staff, and, if it is determined that immediate action is needed, treatment can begin, saving precious minutes until the doctor gets to the hospital.