Every year, tens of thousands of Americans suffer heart attacks. When someone suffers from a severe type of heart attack, the cardiac catheterization lab at Progress West Hospital plays a lifesaving role in treatment. Our lab and staff are prepared 24-hours a day, seven days a week to quickly treat those suffering from a heart attack.
A heart attack known as a STEMI (Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) occurs when there's a blocked blood vessel. As a result, all of the heart muscle areas being supplied by the blocked artery start to die. Swift treatment is essential to save as much of the heart muscle as possible. Call 911 for an ambulance if you think you or a loved one is having a heart attack.
STEMI patients arriving at the Progress West emergency department are taken to the cardiac catheterization lab for an interventional cardiac catheterization, which may include the placement of a stent to open blocked arteries.
Remember that time is of the essence. Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack can mean the difference between death and life with a full recovery. See more on 24/7 STEMI at Progress West Hospital.