Our team at the Cardiovascular Institute works together to diagnose cardiovascular...
At the Cardiovascular Institute our expert vascular surgeons, cardiologists and...
Women’s Heart Center
Heart disease is the #1 cause of death among women, yet only 55% of women recognize this...
COMPREHENSIVE CARDIOLOGY AND VASCULAR CARE
For all types and stages of cardiovascular care — from prevention and diagnosis to management of chronic conditions to emergency intervention and treatment — the Cardiovascular Institute provides the finest, most complete services available. And with a remarkable quality of compassionate caring that matches the remarkable clinical skill of our care. Just a few of the services and tools we offer include:
- Hybrid operating room and state-of-the-art vascular lab
- Advanced ultrasound, CT scans, EKG’s, and stress tests
- Angioplasty, radial angioplasty, stenting, and blood clot treatment
- Carotid stenting
- Minimally invasive arterial and venous surgery
- AHA certified cardiac rehabilitation and congestive heart failure clinic
- Women’s Heart Center with personalized 60-minute heart assessment
- Free vascular screenings
- World’s first chest pain emergency room
OUR TOP-NOTCH HEART TEAM FIGHTS A KILLER
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one cause of death in America. In fact, 50% of women in the U.S. suffer from heart disease, and many don’t even know they have it. Fortunately, heart disease is entirely preventable, and a heart-healthy diet, regular exercise, and avoiding smoking can go a long way to help prevent the disease.
At Saint Agnes Hospital, the acclaimed Cardiovascular Institute is an example of healthcare experts tackling this knowledge vacuum and furthering the hospital’s leadership in cardiovascular care with new comprehensive services and programs, including the new Women’s Heart Center.
Our cardiovascular team is among the best in Maryland at rapidly treating cardiac and vascular emergencies as well as more subtle diseases that develop over time, such as arteriosclerosis, coronary heart disease, varicose veins, and other venous diseases. Most importantly, all of our physicians are deeply committed to a multidisciplinary approach to determine the most effective treatment for each individual patient.
UNDERSTANDING THE “VASCULAR” IN CARDIOVASCULAR
Many people in today’s health-conscious society are unaware of the significant health risks presented by narrowing or blocked arteries around the heart. Did you know that 75% of people who suffer a stroke never knew that they had one of the leading causes of stroke – vascular disease?
Imagine your blood vessels are like the Baltimore Beltway, but over the years things have gotten so clogged up, now your veins and arteries are down to one lane, crawling along. And then up ahead – accident on the Key Bridge. Only it’s worse than that. Vascular disease can affect the arteries, veins, and lymph vessels as well as lead to blood disorders that affect circulation. Most surprisingly, vascular disease can be avoided easily.
At Saint Agnes Hospital, our expert physicians and multidisciplinary cardiovascular team work together to detect, diagnose, and treat vascular disease. We’re committed to helping our patients recognize the warning signs, and even offer a free, 30-minute vascular screening to help determine your risk.
THE LATEST CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY
Because cardiac disease and vascular disease often go hand in hand, Saint Agnes combines both fields of medicine into one comprehensive Cardiovascular Institute. As a result, we offer cardiovascular care that uses the latest technology to accurately diagnose disease in both emergency and exploratory situations.
Our newly renovated facilities include the new $2 million Cardiac Catheterization Lab, the $3 million Vascular Lab, and our innovative, Hybrid Vascular operating room. This cutting-edge technology, combined with our top cardiologists and vascular surgeons, make Saint Agnes a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Award Winning Care
Saint Agnes Hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry®-GWTGTM for eight consecutive quarters in ACTION Registry-GWTG Premier and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this 2014 award.
Meet Our Team
Know the Warning Signs*
If you see or have any of the following symptoms, call 911 immediately.
- Chest discomfort
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
*Provided by the American Heart Association.
Understanding Our Approach
FREE VASCULAR SCREENINGS
Our new Vascular Screening Program, led by Dr. Avinash Ganti, offers free screenings to detect blockages in the arteries and aneurysms that can lead to heart attack or stroke. It’s painless and only takes 30 minutes. Call us at 1-877-410-8272 (VASC) to schedule your free appointment.
WHEN EVERY SECOND COUNTS, EXPERIENCE MATTERS
Over 30 years ago, Saint Agnes Hospital set the international gold standard with the first chest pain emergency room in the world. Our pioneering in this field has led to 725 similar centers worldwide that now use our hospital’s approach as their model.