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: Cape Gazette FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3- MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 sg_- BEEBE:MEDICAL CENTER LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR HEALTH I #1 in I towards clogging of heart arteries resulting in a myocardial infarction or heart attack. A heart attack can cause perma- nent damage to heart muscle with devastating long-term f result, i.e., if the patients are lucky to survive it. Beebe Medical Center's 5-Star Rating recognizes the exper- tise, compassion and dedication of its interventional cardi- ologists Drs. Ehtasham Qureshi and Mouhanad Freih, as well as Dr. Stephanie Goodwin who formerly practiced in the community. Cardiac Catheterizalion Laboratory, Beebe Medical Center Beebe MedicalCenter's interventional cardiology program, based upon clinical results during its first three years of existence, rocketed to becoming the highest ranked pro- gram in Delaware, according to HealthGrades, a leading independent h.ealthcare ratings organization. HealthGrades, in its 2011 rankings, gave Beebe's inter- Ventionalcardiology program a 5-star rating for coronary interventional procedures, and rated the program as #1 in Delaware for coronary interventional procedures, based upon clinical outcomes from October 2006 to September 2009. "It is a very satisfying feeling, both personally and profes- sionally,: to provide this heart and life-saving service to our community," says Dr. Ehtasham Qureshi, Medical Director of Beebe's Cardiac Catheterization laboratory and CorD- nary/Peripheral Vascular Interventions._- Beebe has performed more than 5,000 diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization procedures since 2006, including more than 1,200 interventional procedures such as angioplasty and stents. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the number one killer of patients in the United States and the western world. An aging population and rampant diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol all contribute Beebe Medical CenterINSIST ON QUALITY. Lewes, Delaware INSIST ON BEEBE. The interventional cardiologists at Beebe Medical Center are available around the clock to care for patients with a heart attack. Patients are quickly taken to the cardiac catheterization laboratory where highly trained cardiolo- gists can perform the sophisticated and high-risk procedure of opening up the clogged artery, thus restoring blood flow to heart muscle and save valuable tissue. The national average time from entry to the emergency department and opening up the clogged artery is required to be less than 90 minutes. The average time at Beebe Medical Center is just under 60 minutes. Beebe's interventional program is a comprehensive collaboration between the Emergency Department, dedi- cated cardiac catheterization laboratory nurses and staff, the Intensive care Unit, dedicated cardiac units and an expert team of interventional cardiologists. H EALTHG RADES GUIDING AMERICA TO BETTI~R HI~ALTHCAI1~ 2011 F i , Mouhanad F, ih, MD Ehtashom Qureshi; MD i