Why Atrium Medical Center?
Our staff has more than 90 years of experience, and is passionate about offering this region the most recent medical advances.
Whatever form of heart disease one may face, our caring heart team is committed to providing professional treatment and practical tools to help patients live longer and feel their best.
Cardiac Alert at Atrium
Atrium Medical Center has a rapid response team for heart attack patients known as the acute myocardial infarction (AMI) alert team. This is a collaborative effort among emergency medical services, Atrium Emergency Trauma Center staff and physicians, Cardiac Cath Lab staff and Interventional Cardiologists to quickly diagnose and treat heart attack patients.
EMS providers in our region have been trained to diagnose a heart attack by using an electrocardiogram (ECG) and work in collaboration with our emergency department physicians to initiate early treatment. Emergency medical services providers have the capability of transmitting ECGs to our emergency department and activating the Cardiac Cath Lab team allowing the staff to be ready for patients when they arrive through the doors.
Door to Balloon Time
When surviving a heart attack, every minute counts. The alert team helps to reduce door-to-balloon times also known as the amount of time between a heart attack victim’s arrival at the hospital to the time he/she receives percutaneous coronary intervention, such as angioplasty. Our heart attack patients arriving by ambulance have 20 - 25 minute faster door-to-balloon time when compared to those suffering from heart attack and are driven to the hospital by private car. Learn more.
Cardiac Rehabilitation at Atrium
We know that cardiac care does not stop after diagnosis or treatment, so we remain part of our patients’ heart health for as long as they need us. Our cardiac rehabilitation program combines exercise, education, and counseling to help patients resume normal activity. Learn More.
Content Updated: December 3, 2014