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Emergency Services at White Plains Hospital

EMERGENCY ANGIOPLASTY

When it comes to emergency treatment of a heart attack patient, quick intervention is necessary to prevent permanent damage to heart muscle and function. In the White Plains Hospital emergency department, patients who are diagnosed with symptoms strongly suggestive of a heart attack can be rushed upstairs to one of the Hospital's two cardiac catheterization laboratories. There, a team of interventional cardiologists and nurses can perform an emergency angioplasty, a minimally invasive procedure which uses a catheter, balloons, and stents to re-open clogged coronary arteries.

Our ability to mobilize quickly to provide potentially life-saving angioplasty means that White Plains Hospital also became a designated STEMI Center by the Westchester County EMS Council. Under a new Westchester County STEMI protocol, EMS is advised to bring patients with EKG changes and Symptoms consistent with an ST segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) to the nearest hospital with appropriate interventional cardiac services. Similar protocols are in place in New York City and other areas of the country.

Learn more about the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories

To find out more about emergency medical services at White Plains Hospital, contact us at (914) 681-1155.

In an emergency, always dial 911 first.


STROKE EMERGENCY CARE

The rapid response and quality of care for stroke patients by the team in the EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT at White Plains Hospital is unsurpassed. The Hospital’s Ruth & Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center is Westchester County's first New York State-designated Regional Stroke Center, and for the last thirteen years has been recognized by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association for providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

When stroke is suspected, the expert Stroke Team at White Plains Hospital is activated, resulting in an extremely fast evaluation of symptoms. The team then determines whether the patient is a candidate for the clot-busting medication Tissue Plasminogen Activator (t-PA), which can minimize or even reverse the damage caused by the stroke if administered within three hours of the onset of symptoms. At White Plains Hospital, the vast majority of stroke patients receive t-PA within 45 minutes of the onset of symptoms, well below the recommended timeframe set by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association of 4 and ½ hours or less. Quicker time from symptoms to treatment of stroke greatly reduces the likelihood of severe brain damage and disability.

Learn more about our expanding services in the Advanced Stroke Program at White Plains Hospital.

To find out more about emergency medical services at White Plains Hospital, contact us at (914) 681-1155.

In an emergency, always dial 911 first.


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