Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
1540 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
- (716) 568-6440
- 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Monday- Friday
- Some weekend appointments are available.
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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Western New York. The dedicated heart specialists at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital offer a full complement of cardiac services to help patients regain their health to the greatest extent possible. Knowledgeable staff will explain options and advise patients and families throughout the stages of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
If you experience chest pain, acting quickly is vital to ensuring the best possible outcome. Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital is proud to be an accredited chest pain center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
The Emergency Department provides a comprehensive and efficient evaluation of all patients presenting with signs and symptoms of Acute
Coronary Syndrome (ACS), often called a heart attack; utilizing a number of resources including an observation unit designed for monitoring patient safety, rapid diagnosis, treatment if necessary and cost effectiveness.
Common Signs and Symptoms of ACS or a "heart attack":
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Shortness of breath
- Anxiety or sense of impending doom
- A feeling of being acutely ill
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, shoulders, back, neck, jaw, or stomach
Important: If you experience chest pain and discomfort or any of the signs above for more than 15 minutes, call 911 immediately and get to Millard Fillmore Suburban's Chest Pain Center for evaluation.
The Chest Pain Center at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and completing on-site evaluations by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Key areas in which a Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include:
- Integrating the Emergency Department with the local emergency medical system
- Assessing, diagnosing and treating patients quickly
- Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
- Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
- Ensuring Chest Pain Center personnel competency and training
- Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
- Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
Non-Invasive Cardiac Testing
Non-invasive (the skin is not pierced) cardiac tests and procedures are used to assess the heart's function and structures.
Non-invasive cardiac procedures are performed with the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. Please note: All outpatient testing requires a physician’s prescription.
***Parking for Outpatient Testing: For your convenience, front row parking is located right outside the cardiology department in the north parking lot, directly behind the hospital.
The cardiac tests available at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital for both inpatients and outpatients include:
- Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
- CTA's 64 & 320 slice technology offer advantages for assessing the cardiovascular system, including the ability to scan the heart in less than five seconds to prov
- A procedure that quickly restores normal heart rhythm by delivering an electrical shock to the heart.
- A procedure utilizing high-frequency sound waves to create a moving picture outline of the heart's chambers and valves. It is used to check the blood flow through valves and determine if there are any leaks or blockages.
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- A test used to demonstrate how electrical impulses flow in and out of the heart to detect abnormalities or other heart conditions, including ischemic heart disease.
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
- Similar to a standard echocardiogram, with the exception that a transducer is passed through the esophagus and positioned directly behind the heart.
- Event Recorder
- A device worn by patients that is used to record and collect data during an episode of chest pain or other heart-related symptoms.
- Holter Monitor
- A device that is attached to a patient's chest to record/transmit data about the heart’s rhythm to help determine the presence of irregular heart beats, how long the beats last and what may be causing the irregularity.
- Stress Testing
- A stress test, sometimes called a treadmill or an exercise test, helps physicians see how well the heart works during physical activity. As the body works harder during the test or during physical exertion, it needs more oxygen and energy. To meet this demand, the heart must beat faster and harder. The test shows if a patient's heart gets enough blood from its own arteries to work harder, safely.
- Nuclear Stress Testing
- A nuclear stress test combines the treadmill portion of stress testing with images recorded on computerized gamma cameras. Small doses of a radioactive substance (called a tracer) is injected into a patient’s bloodstream, which only the camera can detect, to show how well blood flows through the heart muscle.