We Treat Heart Attacks Fast
What is a STEMI?...
segment elevation myocardial infarction") is a serious type of heart
attack. It occurs when the artery carrying blood from the heart is completely
blocked by a clot. Because blood can't get through, the heart muscle starts to
Opening the blocked
artery quickly can help reduce damage to the heart muscle and preserve the
heart's pumping ability. That's why the American Heart Association and the
American College of Cardiology recommend that blood flow be restored within 90
Our average STEMI time
is 53 minutes.
How we calculate our
Our STEMI time
represents the average time it took to re-establish blood flow for STEMI
patients at North Kansas City Hospital. It is calculated from the time the patient
arrives in our Emergency Department, until blood flow is restored.