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Translating Research into Patient Care

The ability to translate research into direct patient care is what sets Suburban Hospital apart. By working with National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins Medicine, Suburban Hospital physicians and staff not only participate in groundbreaking research, but also they bring those breakthroughs to the bedside quickly and seamlessly. For example, while correct diagnosis and prompt treatment are essential for the survival of heart attack patients, inexact science results in many patients being prematurely released from hospitals, only to have their heart attacks at home. Scientists involved in the NIH-Suburban Hospital Cardiac Research Initiative have been using normal volunteers and chest-pain patients from Suburban Hospital's Emergency/Trauma Center to evaluate numerous methods to diagnose heart attacks faster and more accurately.

The initial results suggest that MRI technology fulfills that objective, paving the way for faster treatment that could reduce or prevent permanent heart damage. The NIH-Suburban Hospital study lays the groundwork for what could be a dramatic change in how heart attacks are diagnosed and how rapidly patients receive treatment.

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Learn more about research studies at Suburban Hospital. For more information or a referral to a cardiologist, please call 855-JHM-3939.