Cardiac Care (Heart)
The Center for Cardiovascular Health
For care and treatment of the heart, heart valves and blood vessels, South Nassau Communities Hospital offers leading-edge diagnostics and treatment. Our dynamic team is made of highly trained and skilled cardiologists, cardiovascular interventional specialists, cardiac care nurses, radiologists and other dedicated staff. We specialize in cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, and other advanced tests and treatments related to the heart and blood flow. And our facilities include state-of-the-art labs and procedure rooms, including a brand-new, noninvasive vascular lab, all convenient to the communities we serve.
The goal of our comprehensive center is to bring you and your family the following: outstanding treatment, outstanding outcomes, outstanding care.
For example, in emergency medicine, the adage "time is muscle" means that delays in treating a heart attack mean a greater chance the heart muscle will be damaged due to lack of oxygen. That’s why “door-to-balloon time” — the time it takes to begin lifesaving balloon angioplasty — is crucial. At South Nassau’s Center for Cardiovascular Health, our average door-to-balloon time is about 63 minutes — 27 minutes faster than the 90-minute national benchmark for this procedure.
Other highlights of our cardiovascular services:
- South Nassau was the first hospital in New York approved to perform emergency and elective angioplasty (opening up or widening blood vessels that are blocked) without having an open-heart surgical program
- We were also the first Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory on the south shore of Nassau County to be approved by the New York State Department of Health
- Our premier electrophysiology (EP) lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Echocardiography
Our services include:
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at South Nassau
Stroke Center at South Nassau
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
The staff at South Nassau’s Center for Cardiovascular Health knows...
The experienced staff of South Nassau’s Electrophysiology Laboratory specializes in conditions related to the...
Clinical and Noninvasive Cardiology
At South Nassau, our comprehensive heart care team includes...
Peripheral Vascular Laboratory
The vascular system is the network of blood vessels that circulate...
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
To get back to the best health possible after you’ve had a heart...
Accreditations & Certifications
To help our patients with heart failure become as healthy as possible...