STEMI is an acronym meaning “SegmenT Elevation Myocardial Infarction,” which is a type of severe heart attack. While all heart attacks are considered serious, those considered STEMI involve a total artery blockage and require the quickest treatment. Because of the total blockage, STEMI heart attacks can cause a rapid loss of heart muscle that cannot be restored. In these situations, time saved is muscle saved.
Expanded STEMI coverage at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital now provides around-the-clock access to care that can stop a heart attack in progress. By working with our EMS partners, doctors can get vital data needed to make a diagnosis while the patient is en route to the hospital. Once the patient arrives, a special heart care team immediately transports the patient to the cath lab, allowing physicians to clear the blockage sooner.
The new cath lab is operational and STEMI care is now available at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital 24/7.
To learn more about the services provided at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital visit UofLHealthNetwork.org/Mary-Elizabeth-Hospital.
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