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CHICAGO — Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, past president of the American College of Cardiology, provides insight into the pace of patients reaching the cath lab in the setting of STEMI.   He highlights consensus on filtering patients directly to primary PCI sooner if possible, but goes ... more...
Posted by Kerstin Wiggins on Mission:Lifeline Blog Jul 13, 2016 7:39 PM CDT

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    Women less likely to receive procedures for cardiac arrestBy AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWSWomen cardiac arrest patients are less likely than men to receive potentially lifesaving procedures to look for and open blocked coronary...
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    Study: Strokes damage blood-spinal cord barrierDamage to the spinal cord just below the brain was found to play a major role in the long-term fallout from a stroke. By Stephen Feller   |   June 13, 2016 at 1:51 PM  0 Comments     Dama...

Mission:Lifeline Expands its mission for 2016

The American Heart Association initially created Mission: Lifeline® to save the lives of STEMI heart attack patients by connecting healthcare providers, prehospital providers and community stakeholders in a proactive system of care – from symptom onset through cardiac rehabilitation. Thanks to the program’s success, the American 
Heart Association is expanding Mission: Lifeline to include all patients who suffer from both types of myocardial infarctions — STEMI and NSTE-ACS.