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Cardiac Receiving Center

With heart attacks, acting fast is critical. To save lives and provide the best possible outcomes, a cardiac catheterization emergency response team is ready to treat patients suffering heart attacks.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital has been designated as a STEMI Receiving Center by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (the agency dedicated to appropriate and efficient response to emergencies throughout the county). STEMI stands for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, which is a serious heart attack caused by lack of blood flow to large areas of the heart.

As a receiving center, paramedics bring patients experiencing heart attacks directly to our Emergency Services unit, where they are rapidly assessed and triaged. Depending on a patient's diagnosis and condition, he or she may have immediate angiography, angioplasty or even bypass surgery, if necessary.

Our STEMI designation assures you that a highly skilled cardiac response team is ready to treat heart attack patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Valley Presbyterian Hospital is proud to be among the only 36% of hospitals nationwide to meet these rigorous standards of care.

If you or a loved one is experiencing an emergency, call 911.

    For more information about our cardiovascular services, contact us at 818.782.6600 or email us by using our contact us page.