When it’s an emergency, Hadassah physicians don’t waste a moment. Heart attack patients skip the Emergency Room and are taken directly to the Catheterization Laboratory and then, if necessary, to surgery. Treatment can begin within 34 minutes of a patient’s arrival in an ambulance. HMO’s lifesaving approach and patient-centered vision of hospital care is why patients choose Hadassah’s hospitals.
Researchers—and physician researchers—at HMO are changing the future of medicine every day. The Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Institute in Jerusalem, part of HMO’s Heart Health Institute in Ein Kerem, is leading the way in documenting and raising awareness about how heart disease and heart attacks present differently in women. It is also reaching out to Haredi and Arab women, who have heightened risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes and obesity, and limited exposure to health information and a healthy lifestyle.
Our Interventional Cardiology team is comprised of some of the most experienced physicians in minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as TAVI—where they replace the aortic valve without open-heart surgery. (TAVI stands for transcatheter aortic valve implantation.)
When world-renown Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff‘s first stent surgery failed to repair his aortic valve, he consulted with Dr. Haim Danenberg, head of Hadassah’s Cardiovascular Research Center.