The Cath Lab Team
Whether you or your loved one need routine cardiac care or
require sudden, unexpected care, Landmark Medical Center is here for
We know from our own personal experiences that the need for medical
care can sometimes catch us all by surprise. Should the time come
that you or your family need medical attention, you will become part
of our family here at Landmark. We will diagnose the problem and
then put you on the road to recovery.
About Our Cardiac Program
Landmark Medical Center is one of only three hospitals in
Rhode Island that is equipped to treat STEMI heart patients.
Heart attacks are classified as STEMI (segment elevation
myocardial infarction) or non-STEMI depending on the
severity, and each requires a different treatment protocol.
A STEMI heart attack occurs when there is a complete
blockage in a coronary artery; a non-STEMI heart attack
occurs with a partial blockage.
Medical research shows that optimal treatment for a heart
attack should begin within one hour of the onset of
symptoms. This â€œgolden hourâ€ is crucial for reducing
mortality and preventing heart damage. Having a quality
program so close to home will ensure that our patients will
be more likely to get the care they need within this
important time frame.
In 2009, Rhode Island became the 44th state to allow
elective angioplasty at hospitals that do not offer an
open-heart surgery program with the Rhode Island Department
of Healthâ€™s approval of Landmark Medical Centerâ€™s elective
angioplasty program. Treatment guidelines for heart attack
patients have changed quite a bit in the past decade, but
the fact remains that access to timely treatment saves lives
will never change. Landmarkâ€™s model of care for heart attack
patients is consistent with national trends and follows
strict protocols to ensure high-quality care.
The Miriam Hospital now provides administrative oversight
for Landmarkâ€™s cardiac catheterization lab. Paul Gordon,
M.D. is medical director, and Kenneth S. Korr, M.D. is