Heart Attack

A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when one of more regions of the heart muscle experience a severe or prolonged lack of oxygen caused by blocked blood flow to the heart muscle.

Crouse Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic and interventional cardiac care services. Our use of evidence-based treatment guidelines promotes consistency of care and positive patient outcomes. On a monthly basis, a special team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, cardiac nurses, quality improvement staff, and emergency response personnel meets to review the care of our heart attack patients and identify opportunities for improvement.