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…

Southern Region Teleconference (Nov. 2, 2016)

The next Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline Southern Region teleconference will be held Wednesday, November 2, from 1pm to 2pm (EDT) from the Administration Conference Room at Lynchburg General Hospital. More information to come…

STEMI Accelerator 2.0 Progress in Tidewater Virginia

The Duke / AHA STEMI Accelerator story has been one of progress in STEMI care across many regions of the nation. Nowhere is that more evident than in the “Tidewater Region” of Eastern Virginia. As the southeast section of Virginia, … Continue reading

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…

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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