Comprehensive Service Line
The Cayuga Heart Institute participates in every aspect of your cardiaccare from the moment you arrive at Cayuga Medical Center until the time you are discharged. Whether you are admitted with an acute heart attack requiring emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), come to us for an outpatient surgical procedure such as pacemaker implantation, or require outpatient testing, the care you receive is focused specifically on cardiac health.
The Cardiac Heart Institute is a hospital wide multidisciplinary team of health professionals linking Admissions, the Emergency Department, the Cardiac Catheterization Team, Intensive Cardiac Care Unit, Inpatient Telemetry, Outpatient Testing, the Laboratory, Imaging Services, Nutrition and Dining, the Cayuga Center for Healthy Living, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, and our Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers. Working together, we provide a comprehensive network of cardiac care.
The Newest Facilities and Technology
Cayuga Medical Center has been providing cardiac services for forty years and has more than a decade of experience in invasive cardiac care. Based on our successful track record, our cardiac services program received approval from the NYS Department of Health to offer percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). To prepare for this lifesaving new service, in 2010 we completed a major renovation and expansion of the Cardiac Catheterization Suite with the very newest technology in use today. We initiated PCI in 2010 and have served many heart attack patients locally who previously would have been transferred.
If you suffer from circulatory, breathing, or sleep problems, excellent help is here.
When you require tests or therapy, there’s no need to add a long car ride to the discomfort of your ailment. Just ask your doctor to refer you to Cayuga Medical Center. We offer professional care that’s more personal and compassionate than you’ll find elsewhere. A low patient/therapist ratio allows our staff to take their time with you and treat you more like a friend than a patient.
There’s no compromise on quality. All of our technicians and therapists are fully credentialed, licensed practitioners in their specialties. We’ve been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the American Association of Respiratory Care, placing us in the top 10 percent in the country since 2003.
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology
Diagnostic and interventional cardiology refers to procedures that diagnose and treat coronary artery disease (including acute heart attack), certain heart valve problems, and congenital heart disease. These procedures are performed in the Cardiac Catheterization Suite and are minimally invasive because they rely on the use of catheters and tiny incisions rather than large incisions.
Wellness and Recovery
If you’ve had a heart attack or cardiac surgery, or if you suffer from stable angina (chest pain), your doctor may urge you to make lifestyle changes to improve your health and reduce your risk of future cardiac events. The care team at the Cayuga Center for Healthy Living (CCHL) located at the Island Health Center, can answer your questions and guide you safely through recovery and into a healthier lifestyle. The Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Cayuga Center for Healthy Living (CCHL) has received program certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.