STEMI stands for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. This deadly type of heart attack, which can be identified on EKG, is caused by a blocked coronary artery. Blood flow to the heart is stopped, which causes heart muscle to die. Getting to an emergency room fast so treatment can begin is crucial to preserving heart function.
STEMI time refers to the amount of time it takes for blood flow to be restored to the heart after a patient enters the emergency room. The American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Joint Commission all agree that STEMI times should be 90 minutes or less for the best possible patient outcomes. At Largo Medical Center, our average STEMI time is 52 minutes, well below the national benchmark.
To find out more about STEMI times and average ER wait times at our Largo, FL hospital, call Largo Medical Center at (727) 470-6826. In addition to emergency care, we offer bariatric surgery, knee care, and much more.