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Virginia Heart Attack Coalition’s “Drive to 75” Campaign Having an Impact in Virginia

VHAC’s “Drive to 75” campaign, an effort to reduce the median First Medical Contact to Balloon time to 75 minutes or less in Virginia, is starting to show results.  Thanks to the great work of STEMI stakeholders across the Commonwealth, … Continue reading

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WOW! Factor+

(reposted from the Chesapeake Fire Department) Sharing Stories of CFD Members Going Above and Beyond for Citizens and Each Other EXCELLENT STEMI RESPONSE This weekend we had a fantastic STEMI outcome with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. CFD M14 was dispatched … Continue reading

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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

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Mission: Lifeline is Expanding

On 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). Each year, … Continue reading

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Statewide Prehospital 12 lead Survey released!

On Friday, Oct. 11, EMS agency-identified “Super Users” on the OEMS EMS Portal received an email with a link to a pre-hospital 12-lead questionnaire. Over 150 agencies have already responded, assisting the OEMS and VHAC in a vital effort to determine … Continue reading

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2013 Q1 reports are on the NCDR website.  Please check and see how your hospital is doing. As always, if you would like John Dugan to come out to your facility and review your data with your STEMI team, please … Continue reading

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New STEMI Guidelines Released (Dec. 2012)

The new ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) guidelines were released on Monday, December 17th, 2012. The “2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice … Continue reading

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Southern Regional Meeting Highlights

The Virginia Heart Attack Coalition/Mission Lifeline Southern Regional meeting was held October 24, 2012 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. Approximately 20 attendees gathered to discuss regional data and ways to further optimize STEMI care. Participants included Blue Ridge EMS, Centra One … Continue reading

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