If you or someone you know experiences chest pain, call 911 immediately. Do not drive to the Emergency Room.
What is door-to-balloon time?
It’s the amount of time between a heart attack patient’s arrival in the ER and the time a doctor opens the blocked artery with a balloon-tipped catheter. This procedure increases a patient’s chances of recovering from a heart attack. The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association standard states that this time should not exceed 90 minutes.
Renown rates in the top 10 percent nationally for door-to-balloon time within 90 minutes or less and in the top 10 percent nationally for median door-to-balloon time. This means you receive life-saving treatment within 47 minutes of experiencing a heart attack — well below the national door-to-balloon time guideline of 90 minutes — saving precious heart muscle and saving lives.
Renown Regional Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). PCI means we provide emergent heart cath lab services 24/7 for patients experiencing a heart attack.
STEMI, an acronym meaning “ST segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction,” is the most severe type of heart attack.
Symptoms of a heart attack include:
Renown's chest pain team members are experts in caring for heart-related emergencies — whether you are suffering a heart attack or not. With a dedicated cardiac observation area in the ER, you or a loved one will receive immediate attention.
Heart failure is not to be confused with a heart attack. Heart failure occurs when heart muscle is damaged by a heart attack, high blood pressure, faulty heart valves, abnormal heart beats, inflammation of the heart muscle and other chronic conditions. Eventually, the heart muscle can’t keep up with the pumping demands of the body. It becomes stiff and can’t fill with sufficient blood between heart beats, or the muscle becomes too stretched and weak to pump blood efficiently.
The outpatient program includes a visit with one of our heart nurse navigators, a pharmacist and a dietitian to ensure you understand and can adhere to your individualized healthcare plan.
To learn more about our Heart Failure Program, call us at 775-982-2400.
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