Our Specialty Programs and Services
24-Hour Angioplasty ProgramWhen blood flow to the heart is interrupted by a blockage, fast action can be lifesaving. BIDMC’s 24-hour Angioplasty Program offers round-the-clock expertise from a team of interventional cardiologists, catheterization (cath) lab nurses and technicians.
Acute Stroke TeamWhen a patient presents in the emergency department (ED) with symptoms such weakness, numbness, severe headache or dizziness, the first priority is to determine if a stroke has occurred and if so, the type of stroke. There are two major types: those that involve blockages of arteries (ischemic stroke) and others involve blood leaking from a broken blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke). A proper diagnosis is needed, often within minutes, in order to determine the best treatment and give the patient the best chance of recovery.
BIDMC’s combination of the most modern imaging techniques and advanced endovascular procedures orchestrated by an experienced team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuro-radiologists allows for proper diagnosis and administration of the most effective and safest treatments.
Emergency Ultrasound ServiceBIDMC provides a dedicated, round-the-clock ultrasound service to patients receiving emergency care. Ultrasound can quickly be used to diagnose injuries and conditions, right at the patient’s bedside.
Sports MedicineThe Division of Sports Medicine works closely with the Department of Emergency Medicine to ensure the very best care for adults who arrive in the ED with orthopedic injuries. In addition to being seen by residents and the attending emergency physician, patients with complex musculoskeletal injuries are evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. A range of imaging services and bracing specialists are also available 24/7.
After stabilization and discharge, BIDMC's renowned sports medicine specialists provide superb outpatient care that includes evaluation and the latest treatments from referrals to physical therapy, musculoskeletal injections via ultrasound, and surgery when necessary. Our sports medicine specialists, available for appointments in Boston, Chestnut Hill, Needham, Milton and Lexington, are affiliated with high school, college and professional sports teams, including in BIDMC's role as the Official Hospital of the Boston Red Sox.