Dr. Jacqueline E. Tamis-Holland Helps Write New AHA Guidelines

1/23/2013

 

Jacqueline E. Tamis-Holland, MD, FACC , Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals, and Director of Women’s Heart NY, the multisite comprehensive heart health program at SLR and Beth Israel, recently helped co-author the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association’s new Guidelines for the Management of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction that was published on December 17, 2012.

The streamlined guidelines help health care providers better treat patients with the most severe type of heart attack. They focus on clinical decision-making at all stages, beginning with the onset of symptoms, to ensure patients get immediate and rapid treatment.

“The guidelines are a valuable tool that many physicians and health care agencies can use to determine care and quality metrics,” says Dr. Tamis-Holland.

The guidelines were developed in collaboration with the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

Dr. Tamis-Holland sees patients at two offices of University Medical Practice Associates (UMPA), the faculty practice of SLR’s Department of Medicine. One site, UMPA Cardiology at 59th Street, is based on the Upper West Side at 425 West 59th Street, Suites 9C & 9D. The other practice location, UMPA Cardiology at 125th Street, is based in Harlem at 374 West 125th Street. The phone number for UMPA is 212.523.8672 (UMPA).

Dr. Tamis is also the Director of Women Heart NY. To learn more about this initiative, please visit the Women’s Heart NY web page or call 877-WOMEN-00 (877-966-3600).

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