Cardiac Services in Bonners Ferry
Cardiology Specialist Clinic @ BCH Outpatient Services
Kootenai Heart Clinic Northwest
Mondays 8 am to 5 pm by Appointment 208-263-2505
Russell R. Blakeley, MD
Echocardiogram Technician: Scott Kerns
Cardiopulmonary Services 208-267-3141 ext. 4283
In-Home Cardiac Monitoring
Infusion Services in our Acute Care Unit
State-of-the-Art Hematology Testing and Clinical Chemistry in our Clinical Medical Laboratory including Triponin I and Cardiac Panel with Myoglobin
Boundary Community Clinics offer these resources for cardiac patients:
Anticoagulation Coumadin® Clinic
- The Anticoagulation Coumadin® Clinic (ACC) offered by Boundary Community Clinics helps monitor patients who take blood thinners.
- Anticoagulants such as warfarin (Coumadin®) are an important therapy for patients at an increased risk for blood clots. Therapy with warfarin must be closely regulated to be certain that you are receiving the right dose.
- The ACC is staffed by a registered nurse who is trained in anticoagulation therapy so she can monitor and manage the medications your medical provider has prescribed to prevent blood clots.
Chronic Disease Management
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
Need to schedule an appointment?
Call (208) 267-3655
Fax (208) 267-3757
Lucero Medical Services Building
6641 Kaniksu Street, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
As a designated Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Boundary Community Hospital is dedicated to providing the best health care no matter what your financial circumstances are.
Time Sensitive Emergency Level II STEMI Designation Pending
All Emergency & Hospital Nurses have Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
STEMI: The BIG Heart Attack
Heart Attack Facts
- Heart attack occurs when blood flow to part of the heart is blocked
- 735,000 heart attacks occur annually in the U.S. (one every 44 seconds)
- One in five heart attacks is fairly “silent”
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Idaho and the U.S.
- Heart disease is a leading cause of disability in adults
- There are two types of heart attack:
ST elevation attack (STEMI) – blockage of a large, major vessel
Non-ST elevation (NSTEMI) – blockage of a small, minor vessel
Signs and Symptoms
- Pain or discomfort
- Location: chest, upper abdomen, neck, arm, shoulder, jaw, back
- Quality: squeezing, dull, burning, sharp, cramping
- Severity: minimal to worst pain ever
- Pale, clammy
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea / vomiting
- Dizziness / generalized weakness
- Other factors can greatly affect the presentation, such as diabetes, female, elderly
Some persons with a STEMI may show minimal or very mild symptoms
Immediately chew 2-4 “baby” aspirin or one adult aspirin