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Heart Care at Johnston Memorial Hospital

 

Johnston Memorial Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center offers comprehensive, specialized care in one convenient location. Our skilled, highly trained staff works as a team to provide full-service care for a wide range of heart and vascular conditions.

No matter where you are in your fight against heart or vascular disease – whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with diabetes, are recovering from vascular surgery or are in the middle of cardiac rehabilitation – the experts at Johnston Memorial Hospital Heart and Vascular Center are here for you around the clock to provide the care you need, when you need it. Read our patient stories here. 

The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation department, located in the Medical Plaza, is an outpatient comprehensive exercise, education and behavioral modification program designed to improve the physical and emotional condition of patients with heart and lung conditions.

The 24-hour Cardiac Cath Lab offers inpatient and outpatient procedures include diagnostic and interventional heart catheterization, pacemaker placement, coronary PCI, emergent STEMI care and electrophysiology studies. Our holding rooms are private.

As a full service referral center for advanced heart disease, Johnston Memorial Hospital’s interventional cardiology program offers highly trained cardiologists and staff and a lab fully equipped to diagnose and treat patients for urgent heart problems 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The expanded cardiac services for both inpatients and outpatients include non-surgical cardiac procedures such as diagnostic heart catheterization, pacemaker placement and electrophysiology studies. Private holding rooms offer patient comfort and convenience.

For heart attack patients, cardiac services include percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) which is a procedure that opens blocked arteries and restores blood flow to the heart – a treatment that minimizes damage to the heart and can make the difference in life and death.

The Chest Pain Center offers rapid assessment, monitoring and treatment of chest pain patients. Johnson Memorial is the only Southwest Virginia hospital offering 24/7 interventional cardiology services which include performing an interventional cath procedure during a heart attack to prevent further heart damage. At Johnston Memorial Hospital, the Chest Pain Center admits patients with complaints of chest pain to observation beds. The average length of stay in this area is 18 hours. The staff conducts tests such as serial troponin and EKGs to rule out cardiac events; in most cases, patients are then scheduled for an inpatient or outpatient stress test. Patients with abnormal test results can now receive heart catheterizations in the JMH Cath Lab.

  • Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Lab – only 24 hr in SWVA
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Cardio Pulmonary
  • Chest Pain Center
  • Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center

Certifications:

  • AACVPR-Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Chest Pain Center with PCI