When a coronary artery becomes completely blocked and blood flow to the heart ceases, the damage to the heart muscle begins. The sooner blood flow is restored, the better the outcome will be. The length of time it takes from the blockage of the artery to the restoration of blood flow is referred to as S.T.E.M.I. time. If you think you could be experiencing a heart attack, call 911 immediately to improve your chances of survival and recovery.
To learn more about treatment for heart attack victims, watch this video presented by Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. You’ll hear the story of Tom, a heart attack patient who received emergency medical treatment at our hospital. You’ll also learn about the extensive experience our healthcare professionals have in performing emergency angioplasty stent procedures.
To learn more about treatment options available for heart attack patients, call the Chest Pain Center of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Residents of the Hudson, FL area can reach us at (888) 741-5119.