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    Chest Discomfort    Pain, pressure, squeezing or a feeling of fullness in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back.

    Discomfort in Other Areas of the Body   Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. 

    Shortness of breath, breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

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    Cardiac Catheterization


    Primary care doctor Suzanne Niemela, M.D., recommends The AAMC Heart and Vascular Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center

    Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. That’s why our AAMC Cardiac team wants to help you keep your heart in excellent shape.  We are available around the clock to care for any issues you may have with cardiac function. We also promote wellness by providing services that help prevent heart problems and improve your overall health. 

    Our Cardiac Catheterization Lab has state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to visualize and detect heart conditions, including coronary artery diseases that can lead to life-threatening heart attacks. The Catheterization Lab is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for patients who are having a heart attack.

    AAMC provides emergency treatment for people who are having a special kind of heart attack called an S-T Elevation MI (STEMI).   This care is available through a waiver from the Maryland Health Care Commission for hospitals without cardiac surgery on site.

    AAMC is also able to provide elective angioplasty through our participation in the CPORT-E research trial. In this study, patients who qualify may have their non-emergency angioplasty performed at AAMC or may be randomized to be treated at another medical center in the region.

    More information about CPORT-E

    Our specialized team of physicians, RNs and technicians also perform a variety of procedures to help patients with many types of heart conditions and diseases.  These include cardioversions for atrial fibrillation, TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram) to detect problems in the heart valves, tilt table tests and defibrillator and pacemaker implants.