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…

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Southern Region Meeting (Oct 8, 2015)

The next Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline Southern Region meeting will be held Thursday, October 8, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Lynchburg General Hospital in the Administrative Conference Room. The meeting agenda is below.  

Northwestern Region Meeting (Oct 27, 2015)

The Virginia Heart Attack Coalition’s Northwestern Region meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 27, at Winchester Medical Center in the Women’s and Children’s Classroom. The regional leadership summit is from 10am to noon.  The general  meeting is from 12 noon to 4pm. … 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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