Out of the 931,000 heart attacks throughout the United States each year, over 700,000 are classified as STEMI’s. A heart attack is always serious, but the STEMI, or ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, i...
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Background Like most Emergency Departments (ED) in the country, Baystate Medical Center (a leading hospital in West Massachusetts) is often inundated with critically ill and severely injured patients. In additi...
HCA’s Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Georgia is at the top of its game when it comes to cardiac health. The center is a regional referral source for all of Northwest Georgia, as well as parts of...
[PRINT] When a heart attack is suspected, triage and timing are critical, especially when treating a ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), or a more severe heart attack. Out of the 735,000 heart attacks t...
THE CHALLENGE At Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGHS) in Gainesville Georgia, they were looking for a better way to respond to STEMI emergencies. When a patient experiences this very serious type of hear...
Northeast Tennessee’s Tri-Cities region, centered around Wellmont Healthcare’s Holston Valley (Kingsport TN), and Bristol Regional (Bristol TN) Medical Centers, went on-line in November with a STEMI program tha...