Welcome to the Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline website!

The Virginia Heart Attack Coalition (VHAC) is a volunteer collaborative organization dedicated to improving care for heart attack patients in Virginia by implementing the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Mission: Lifeline guidelines and fostering cooperation and coordination among the Commonwealth’s STEMI care providers.  MORE…

Mission: Lifeline is Expanding

Mission:LifelineOn behalf of the American Heart Association, I’m excited to let you know that Mission: Lifeline® is expanding to now include all patients who suffer from both types of myocardial infarctions – STEMI and NSTE-ACS (NonST-Elevation-Acute Cardiac Syndrome). MORE…

Northern Region Meeting (Jan. 15, 2016)

The next Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline Northern Region meeting will be held Friday, January 15, from 5pm to 7pm at the Ritz Carlson in Tyson’s Corner, Va. This regional meeting will take place during the INOVA Heart & Vascular … Continue reading

INOVA Interventional Cardiology Symposium

The INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute is hosting an Interventional Cardiology Symposium on January 15-16, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner (McLean, Virginia). About the Interventional Cardiology Symposium The 2016 Interventional Cardiology Symposium is designed to provide practicing physicians with … Continue reading

2015 Annual Meeting

VHAC / ML Annual Meeting on May 29, 2015The Virginia Heart Attack Coalition/Mission Lifeline concluded another highly successful Statewide Meeting on Friday May 29th. The event, held at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital, hosted over 120 STEMI Stakeholders from across the Commonwealth. Participants heard updates on Regional, State and National STEMI care activities and performance, discussions of cutting edge STEMI science and technological advancements in prehospital 12 lead ECG transmission, and future directions for Virginia’s premier MI quality initiative (presentations from the annual meeting are now available). Plans are already underway for the 7th annual meeting in the Spring of 2016. Please stay tuned!

Mic Gunderson giving the keynote presentation at the annual VHAC / ML conference on May 29, 2015

American Heart Association’s National Director of Clinical Systems Mic Gunderson was the keynote speaker at the annual VHAC / ML meeting on May 29, 2015


Door to Balloon Time: Does it Matter?

The presentation by Dr. Michael Kontos for the statewide teleconference on December 11, 2014 “Door to Balloon Time: Does it Matter? A Tale of Two Studies“, can be accessed in one of two ways below: open in your browser in … Continue reading

STEMI Bill of Rights

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