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Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction

July 7, 20169 min
For a person who may be having a heart attack, getting him or her the care needed quickly means everything. That’s why to qualify as a STEMI-Receiving Center, Palmdale Regional Medical Center has to be able to go from “Time of First Medical Contact,” which is usually a 9-1-1 call, to “First Device,” or when the catheter is inserted into the clogged vessel to open it, in 90 minutes or less.STEMI stands for ST-elevation myocardial infarction, the technical term for a heart attack.Listen in as Ranjiv Choudhary, MD, discuses how Palmdale Regional Medical Center is STEMI certified by the American Heart Association, and is one of only 33 STEMI Receiving Centers in Los Angeles County.

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