Palatka, FL, February 2019 - Putnam Community Medical Center is immersing itself in red for community awareness of Cardiovascular diseases which afflict a large portion of adults in the US. According to a report published in the American Heart Association’s Journal, Circulation, over 120 million adults in the USA have some cardiovascular disease. For much of recent history, data collected has ranked heart disease and stroke in the top five causes of death in the United States among adults.

At Putnam Community Medical Center, nearly 1,500 people were treated in the Cardiovascular Cath Lab during the year of 2018. Putnam Community Medical Center, helps those affected locally by cardiovascular diseases through screening, testing, interventional techniques, like percutaneous coronary intervention, emergency care for chest pain, implants, cutting edge technology and in many other ways.

As a “STEMI” receiving facility, Putnam Community Medical Center is equipped to care for our community in some of the most-dire situations, which patients may face. When a patient suffers a STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction), the most deadly form of heart attack, a quick and high-level reaction is necessary and could be the difference in saving the life of the patient.

“We are extremely proud of the heart care we provide our community!” said Mark Dooley, CEO, PCMC, "Cardiovascular disease affects a wide range of people in the country and it’s important to know your risks and options when it comes to your heart. We want to be there for our friends and neighbors not just during Heart Health Month (February), but whenever we are needed, bar none. Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.”