PHC Updates Heart Protocol
Dr. Stanley Katz, Vice President Cardiovascular Services at North Shore –Long Island Jewish Health Care System presented Grand Rounds to all physicians at Peninsula Hospital Center on June 2, 2005 updating the management of acute myocardial infarction in community hospitals. Dr. Katz is among the most eminent interventional cardiologists in the Tri-State area and is a member of the prestigious Cardio-Vascular Advisory Committee for New York State. “In view of the Hospital Center’s application for a cardiac cath lab, this talk by Dr. Katz was very important and timely,” said Dr. Narendra Hadpawat, Director of Medicine and Cardiology at PHC. “A supervising Board Certified Cardiologist is on call for the Emergency Department at PHC 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” explains Dr. Hadpawat, “and this is the most up-to-date emergent cardiac care.” He further emphasized that the Emergency Department at PHC is well qualified to administer Thrombolytic drugs (clot busters) to a patient suffering from a heart attack in a timely manner prior to transferring the patient for angioplasty and further care.