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Code Heart - Reducing Door-to-Balloon Time
Developed by Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, the goal of the Code Heart Tracking Tool is to reduce the time from when a heart attack patient's arrival at an
emergency department, to when the patient receives percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to 90 minutes or less.
Cardiovascular disease is now recognized as the leading cause of death in women, according to Dr. Nausheen Akhter, a cardiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an instructor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.
The Women’s Heart Foundation reported this week that heart attacks strike more than 400,000 women annually and kill more than 250,000. To put that in perspective, that is six times the amount of women who die from breast cancer each year.
Memorial Regional Hospital developed Code Heart to streamline cardiac care for heart attack patients requiring PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) through the collaborative efforts of physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and other team members. Code Heart has set out to eliminate redundancy in treating heart attack patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) so patients receive care as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The report is available as a PDF (requiring Adobe Reader), and includes flow-chart, tracking tool, procedure description, and other supporting documents.
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