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At EMSCEP (EMS Continuing Education Program) Radio, we offer continuing medical education content for ALS and BLS EMS Providers.  Sponsored by the Fairfax County Virginia Fire Rescue Department.  

Aug 15, 2017

Dr Garg from Virginia Heart joins us in the study fresh from giving some of our EMS professionals a lecture of care of the STEMI patient.  We caught him before he went back to his patients to talk a little about key aspect of STEMI care.  We all know the basics, but this is a great chance to get a better understanding of the key principles of emergent care of a patient with a STEMI.


Rajat Garg, MD, specializes in general and interventional cardiology as well as peripheral vascular disease. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. “I was drawn to interventional cardiology because we can now make someone feel better almost instantly,” he said. “When a patient comes in the throes of a massive heart attack, we can stabilize them and alleviate their pain within minutes. You could call it 'instant gratification'.”

Dr. Garg earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also completed his residency and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

In his free time, Dr. Garg is an avid D.C. sports fan and enjoys playing golf, tennis and basketball. He also coaches his sons in youth basketball and little league baseball.