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STEMI Program

STEMI : ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction

The STEMI (ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction) program at Methodist Charlton saves time and lives of heart attack patients. Emergency medical services (EMS) electronically sends an EKG to a physician in the emergency department who can confirm if the patient is experiencing a heart attack and activate the cardiac catheterization lab team before the patient arrives in the hospital, saving precious minutes. Methodist Charlton averages a door-to-balloon (D2B) time of 57 minutes, compared to the national benchmark of 90 minutes, and a SOAR rate (Symptom Onset to Arterial Reperfusion) that is among the top 5 percent of hospitals in Dallas County.