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…

STEMI Accelerator 2 All Region Call


Time: 1300-1400 EST
December 1 – STEMI Care: Sustaining the Gains

Presenter: Dr. Pete O’Brien is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology with special interest in interventional cardiology and peripheral arterial disease. He is the  founder and co-chairman of the Virginia Heart Attack Coalition and Director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Centra Stroobants Heart Center.
Meeting link
Meeting number: 734 361 176
Meeting password: RCKyAQF2

Audio connection:
1-650-479-3207 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 734 361 176

EMS Performance Report from Tidewater

Want a great way to highlight EMS heart attack performance and reinforce STEMI best practices?  Check out Chesapeake’s Fire Dept.’s “WOW!FACTOR” …More Great Stuff Brought to you by Tidewater!

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. MORE…

2016 Annual VHAC State Meeting Wrap-up

The Virginia Heart Attack Coalition/Mission Lifeline concluded another highly successful annual event in Williamsburg.  Approximately 100 STEMI Stakeholders from across the Commonwealth participated in the 6th annual meeting in May. 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…

STEMI Bill of Rights

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