When a person is actively having a heart attack, they can receive rapid intervention immediately. That’s because at St. Joseph Hospital, we provide emergency coronary angioplasty services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
When a cholesterol plaque (atherosclerosis) builds up in the wall of an artery to the heart, it’s prone to suddenly rupture. This completely blocks the artery, creating a life-threatening heart attack. At St. Joseph Hospital, we’re ready to intervene using a coronary angioplasty.
Angioplasty, also called Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA), is a procedure to open a blocked coronary artery using a balloon-tipped catheter is inserted through an artery in the groin or arm. This is performed by specially trained Interventional Cardiologists and cardiac catheterization staff.
At St. Joseph Hospital, we have a long-standing relationship with the Catholic Medical Center (CMC). We partner with the Surgical Care Group at CMC to offer a broad spectrum of vascular services. Working within a state-of-the-art environment in surgical, interventional and diagnostic services, their staff works closely with our primary and specialty care physician network to meet the vascular needs in the Greater Nashua community. To schedule an appointment with these providers at their St. Joseph Hospital-based site in Nashua, please call (603) 627-1887.
Treating wounds quickly and competently is important to avoiding re-injury and infection. Our Wound Care Clinic offers a wide range of services, include treatment of wounds caused by injuries, surgery, and diabetes, as well as ostomy care. At the Wound Care Clinic, patients meet privately with a nurse who specialized in wound care to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments to at home wound care equipment and supplies. Our providers offer education about the importance of proper wound care and work closely with patients and their primary care physicians to develop an individualized plan of care.