Our heart and vascular program has grown dramatically in the past decade. Anne Arundel Medical Center is nationally recognized for the quality of care provided to heart attack patients and is a recipient of the Gold Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology. Today, we see more patients and save more lives than ever before.
Our comprehensive program offers exceptional emergency, interventional and surgical care to our community. The STEMI program (emergency angioplasty for heart attacks with ST-elevation) has saved more than 1,000 lives in the past 10 years. A partnership with local EMS, the program has dramatically cut response times for emergency coronary intervention to less than one hour from arrival.
The Heart & Vascular Institute features a dedicated Heart and Vascular Unit, vascular screening programs such as DARE to C.A.R.E., vascular surgery and treatment, cardiac catheterization, interventional medicine, emergency and elective angioplasty, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and interventional radiology.
The hospital also offers the Heartsaver® CPR Automated External Defibrillator (AED) course that teaches skills that lay-rescuers need to respond to life-threatening emergencies involving adults, children and infants. We also have an AED instructional video online.
Other heart education includes the fact heart attacks have beginnings. Knowing the early warning signs is critical. The Heart Deputy Quiz encourages others to make a pledge to share the importance of heart health and what to do in case you suspect someone you know is having a heart attack.