A heart attack happens when the blood vessels that supply the heart muscle with blood and oxygen are blocked.
Once a patient arrives at the hospital, getting them to the catheterization laboratory for potentially life-saving balloon angioplasty to open up any blocked artery is critical.
The hospitals of St. John Providence Health System consistently have faster door-to-balloon times (the time it takes to get to from the emergency room door to the start of treatment in the heart catheterization laboratory) than most hospitals.
- Heart Attack Symptoms and Signs
- Balloon Angioplasty
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Stent Implantation
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
- Permanent Pacemaker - Implant
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG off-pump)
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- EHAC (Early Heart Attack Care)