Heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in the United States. Holy Cross Hospital is committed to reducing the devastating impact of this disease.
Housing the region's first coronary care unit, Holy Cross Hospital has long served the community with a cardiac program designed to educate you on how to prevent heart disease, help with early detection and treatment, take care of you in an emergency when seconds count, and provide ongoing support to people with cardiac disease.
Holy Cross Hospital has earned Cardiac Interventional Center designation by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), which means Holy Cross Hospital has met rigorous standards to permit treatment of patients experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, called a STEMI.
In the 2015-2016 U.S. News and World Report ranking of "America's Best Hospitals," Holy Cross Hospital received distinction as high-performing in the adult procedures/conditions category for heart failure.
At Holy Cross Hospital, we combine expertise with compassion to provide you with outstanding cardiac care. More than 100 board-certified cardiologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, critical care and emergency medicine physicians provide care and education to the community with the universal goal of saving lives and achieving cardiac wellness.
Our interdisciplinary cardiac services team also includes cardiovascular nurses and technicians, case managers, dieticians, exercise physiologists, nurse practitioners, pastoral care, pharmacists, physical therapists, radiologic and nuclear medicine technicians, respiratory therapists, social workers and sonographers.
Our expertise includes:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac rhythm management
- Noninvasive diagnostics: EKG, echocardiogram and stress tests
- Emergency angioplasty
- The largest emergency services provider in Montgomery and Prince George's counties
- Community education classes
- Heart failure management and education
- Cardiac calcium scoring to detect risk of heart disease
- Dedicated inpatient cardiac units for specialized care