A comprehensive approach to "heart health"
At Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital (MWH) cardiac services feature the latest diagnostic technology, advanced treatment options and ongoing rehabilitation support to help you achieve optimum "heart health." Our board-certified physicians, many trained at renowned teaching hospitals, provide the most advanced and personalized cardiac care and emergency treatments in the north suburban area.
Emergency angioplasty services at MWH, the first hospital in the area to offer the life-saving, state-of-the-art service of balloon angioplasty to open blocked arteries. Studies show that getting treatment within two hours of cardiac distress reduces damage to the heart and saves lives. MWH is able to perform emergency angioplasty in less than 90 minutes.
State-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory with the most advanced film-less, digital imaging system to view blockages of the arteries and insert stents and implant pacemakers. Cardiologists at LMH and MWH currently perform over 350 cardiac catheterizations per year.
Pacemaker implants-cardiologists implant more than 100 pacemakers per year.
Advanced diagnostic cardiac testing including EKG (electrocardiogram) exercise stress tests, nuclear stress tests, echocardiography and holter monitoring.
The latest in diagnostic radiology including CCTA (coronary computed tomography), SPECT imaging, stress and non-stress nuclear medicine exams. Our physicians practice under the principle that a full evaluation is a key component to an accurate diagnosis and successful treatment plan.
Emergency care at LMH and MWH includes cardiologists who coordinate care for heart attack patients or those with other acute cardiac emergencies. Emergency catheterization and angioplasty are performed at MWH.
- Advanced treatment and ongoing research using the most advanced heart medications including ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and lipid-lowering agents to manage the care of patients after a heart attack or patients with heart failure. The largest enroller for clinical cardiology trials north of Boston, LMH and MWH are currently involved in several studies exploring new treatments for congestive heart failure.
- Cardiac rehabilitation assists patients with angina and those recovering from a cardiac event. Our programs promote a healthy lifestyle through monitored exercise, nutritional counseling and educational classes, including control of weight and lipid levels (fat in the blood), stress management, risk factors, medication management and personal time management.
- Nutrition-counseling program helps each patient achieve and maintain the desirable body weight to achieve good cardiac health.
- Comprehensive diabetes management and counseling - Hallmark Health System is affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization. The management and counseling services available at The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Hallmark Health helps patients control their diabetes and live a healthy, normal life through diet, exercise and education. Heart disease is the number one killer of diabetics and diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease.
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