Code STEMI: ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)
At the Chest Pain Center of the GHS, we cut to the chase. We put a special cardiac team in place to be prepared, stats in hand, to meet you at the door if you’re suddenly suffering from Acute Coronary Syndrome or Acute Myocardial Infarction – better known as a heart attack.
How does Code STEMI work?
You’ve called 911 because you’re experiencing chest pains and having difficulty breathing. The emergency technician has arrived at your house and almost instantly, he’s reading your EKG and faxing it to a GHS Emergency Department.
An emergency physician is standing by, analyzing your results along side a cardiologist. The physician team reviews your stats and puts a plan into action – before you even arrive at the hospital. If a heart attack or ACS is diagnosed, the Code STEMI Response Team immediately prepares for the appropriate primary angioplasty, thrombolytic therapy or even emergency bypass surgery.
There is a STEMI response team on call 24 / 7 – so you don’t have to wait for treatment. The time saved using the Code STEMI response team leads to more lives saved and better chances of recovery. So remember, the three numbers and three letters that could save your life – 911 & GHS.