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Raising the stakes: It’s getting harder to be a top-tier heart hospital

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Hospital emergency rooms are expected to repair a blocked coronary artery in less than 90 minutes from the time the staff is initially alerted of the heart attack. It's known as door-to-balloon time. In recent years, studies have shown hospitals that treat the heart attack, known as a STEMI, in less than 60 minutes can achieve the best possible outcomes. 

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