Cardiac Alert at Sky Ridge Medical Center
Rapid Response for Chest Pain & Heart Attack Patients
Sky Ridge has initiated the Cardiac Alert program with our community emergency medical services (EMS) to provide speedier diagnosis and treatment of heart patients. In fact, the Sky Ridge team has door-to-balloon times that are less than the national average at 52 minutes.
Time is Muscle
When it comes to a heart attack, time is muscle. The more time the heart is deprived of blood and oxygen, the more muscle tissue dies. Sky Ridge's Cardiac Alert program provides heart attack patients the medical care they need as fast as possible.
How Cardiac Alert Works
Once the paramedic has initiated a cardiac alert, Sky Ridge's Cardiac Alert Team, consisting of emergency medicine doctors, the cardiac cath lab team and a cardiologist, assemble. When the patient arrives at the hospital, he or she is taken directly to the cardiac cath lab. The goal here is to open up blocked arteries as quickly as possible. The team is ready 24/7!
|One of two state-of-the-art Cardiac Cath Labs
at Sky Ridge