Today, doctors can stop a heart attack in its tracks in Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s Cardiac Cath Lab. But after...Read More
You’re dramatically improving cardiac care.
Cardiac care at PRHC is one of the hospital’s three Regional Centres of Excellence, serving patients from Durham, North Hastings, Northumberland, City of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough and Peterborough County.
Cardiac services are centered in the donor-funded Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. There, specialists not only diagnose coronary artery disease and treat it before it leads to a heart attack; they also provide emergency treatment that can stop a heart attack in its tracks.
In a typical year, PRHC’s cardiac care team performs almost 3,000 cardiac procedures. In 2018/19, 2,111 of these procedures took place in the Cath Lab, 898 requiring a stent – 198 of those while a heart attack was taking place as part of PRHC’s Code STEMI partnership.
To ensure that patients from across our region continue to have access to outstanding cardiac care right here at PRHC, we need ongoing improvements to technology to provide new options for procedures that can take place at PRHC – procedures which mean exemplary lifesaving care and less travel time for patients.