Mercy Medical Center Opens New Cardiac Diagnostic Department

Mercy Medical Center Opens New Cardiac Diagnostic Department

Posted on: May 11, 2011

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently opened a newly renovated, state-of-the-art Cardiac Diagnostic Department. The new department, located on the second floor of Mercy’s Surgery Center, offers a convenient, comfortable and relaxing setting for cardiac diagnostics, combined with the most up-to-date, high-tech diagnostic equipment. Separate outpatient and inpatient procedural areas are included. Showers are available for patients returning to work.

Procedures performed in this new area include Electrocardiograms (EKG), Echocardiograms, Stress and Pharmaceutical Echocardiograms, Transesophageal Echocardiogram (T.E.E), Exercise Stress testing, Lexiscan Stress testing, Dobutamine Stress testing, Head-up Tilt Table studies, Holter Monitor (24 and 48 hour) , 30 day Event Monitor and Cardiac PET scans.

“We are very proud of this latest investment of more than $2.2 million in high-quality diagnostics, in new technology, and in attractive facilities,” said Thomas E. Cecconi, President and CEO, Mercy Medical Center. “This department will enable the Mercy Heart Center to continue to deliver the #1 overall cardiac care in the state of Ohio. “

Mercy Medical Center was named #1 in Ohio for Overall Cardiac Care, Cardiology and Coronary Interventional procedures in the 2011 Report from HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent health care ratings organization. In addition, Mercy Heart Center was the nation’s first accredited chest pain center and was named twice to the U.S. News and World Report Best 50 Heart Centers. With the nation’s only Emergency Department Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Mercy’s Emergency Chest Pain Center has set the world-record STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) time of seven minutes in stopping a heart attack.

About Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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