The cardiology unit at Mt. Scopus serves the population living in the northern and eastern parts of greater Jerusalem, and villages in the Judean hills, Jordan valley and near the Dead Sea. It includes an intensive coronary care unit, an echocardiography and stress ECG laboratory, as well as a cardiac rehabilitation unit.
The Intensive Coronary Care Unit sees around 900 patients annually who are hospitalized for an average of 3.5 days. The center was the first in the world to initiate pre-hospital thrombolytic treatment for acute myocardial infarction, leading to reperfusion and myocardial salvage much earlier than otherwise possible.