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Stat Heart Program

The Stat Heart Program streamlines emergency heart care to meet the national goal of providing angioplasty (a non-surgical procedure to treat diseased arteries) within 90 to 120 minutes from a patient’s arrival at the hospital.

When a suspected heart attack patient arrives in the HSHS Good Shepherd emergency oom, an overhead announcement alerts representatives from lab, radiology, cardiopulmonary and ICU, as well as key nursing staff, to respond to the ER. If a heart attack is confirmed the patient is transferred to a hospital with a cardiac catheterization lab within 90 minutes of arrival.