The Department of Internal Medicine E at Rambam Health Care Campus treats a wide range of internal disorders, particularly those related to the heart, which characterize many of the patients reaching the Emergency Room; however, patients with gastrointestinal, hematological, endocrine, infectious, pulmonary, and/or nephrologic problems are also treated.
The department is one of six internal medicine departments operating within the Internal Medicine Division at Rambam.
A Chest Pain Unit—the second of its kind in the country—has been in operation for the past 3 years, receiving patients with chest pain admitted via the ER. These patients have no myocardial infarction or ECG changes. Most of them undergo CTA (Virtual Coronary Angiography), which is a very effective procedure and can differentiate between patients with normal coronary angiography (very high negative predictive value) vs those with significant or nonsignificant atherosclerosis.
In addition to its ongoing clinical tasks, the department is active in a broad range of research activities, including numerous clinical studies, mainly in the fields of atherosclerosis and hyperlipidemia.