Navigation Links
Record 'Door-to-Balloon' Time at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Date:7/15/2008

DALLAS, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A man suffering a heart attack recently arrived at the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas ER and was eventually treated with an angioplasty procedure in the hospital's cardiac catheterization lab in 28 minutes. The procedure, performed by Dr. Kenneth Saland, an interventional cardiologist at Presbyterian, involved using a tiny balloon to open a blocked coronary artery and illustrates the importance of providing treatments in a safe, rapid way to those suffering heart attacks.

"Research shows that the quicker a heart attack is treated the less potential damage there is to the heart muscle," Dr. Saland said. "Preserving more heart muscle helps the patient survive the heart attack and improves the long-term survival and quality of life for patients."

The time it takes to treat a heart attack patient when he or she arrives in a hospital's ER to the moment a balloon is deployed to open their blocked artery is called "door-to-balloon" time. Major clinical studies, endorsed by the American Heart Association, have shown that treating heart attack patients within 90 minutes of arrival significantly reduces damage to the heart muscle.

"Not only is this the best time ever for our hospital, it ranks among the best times regionally and nationally," said Jon Gardner, Presbyterian's director of the Heart & Vascular Service Line. "But the record isn't what's important. The importance of this is that it's another example of the commitment by physicians on the hospital's medical staff, the EMS personnel, and our emergency room and cardiovascular staff at Presbyterian to provide evidence-based health care in an efficient, quality way."

Recently, a separate door-to-balloon time at Presbyterian reached the 31-minute mark. During spring 2008, 14 consecutive emergency angioplasty procedures were performed within the 90-minute door-to-balloon timeframe.

The emergency room also plays a critical role in the process, since that's where heart-attack patients typically arrive. "That's the 'front door' of the hospital, so providing rapid cardiac assessments and efficiently communicating with the cath lab is critical to achieving our goal," Gardner said.

Coronary angioplasty is a procedure in which a balloon is used to open a blockage in a coronary artery narrowed by plaque buildup on the inner walls of the arteries. Annually, more than 1 million people undergo angioplasty in the U.S., the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute reports.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Texas Health Resources
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. PAREXEL Data Reveal A Record High Number of Clinical Trials Initiated
2. DaVita Clinical Research Completes Record Number of Renal Trials in 2007
3. Vicus Therapeutics Records Last Patient Visit of Phase 2, VT-122 Trial for the Treatment of Cachexia in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer
4. Test for Life Campaign Screens Record Number of DC Residents for HIV/AIDS
5. 38.7 Million People Break Guinness World Record for Stand Up Speak Out on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
6. Replikins LLC Finds West Nile Virus Replikin Count Has Reached Its Highest Recorded Value
7. New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is First New York Medical Center to Offer Tantalus Clinical Trial to Diabetes Patients
8. Nationwide Progress Poll Reveals Increased Efforts by Hospitals to Control MRSA Infection
9. Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Surgeons Find BSGI Effective in Determining Extent of Breast Cancer in Patients With Known Diagnosis
10. Chasing Zero Summit Pushes for Zero Tolerance Approach to Hospital-Acquired Infections
11. CPR Data Debriefing by Hospital Responders Improves CPR Performance and Increases Initial Survival Rate Following Cardiac Arrest
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/10/2017)... , May 10, 2017 CSSi, the global ... the clinical research industry, is proud to announce the ... The new website features both enriched content and a ... and enhances the company,s already well-established position as the ... "After many months of hard work, we ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... WASHINGTON , May 9, 2017  Demonstrating ... the board of directors for the Pharmaceutical Research ... criteria for membership. Biopharmaceutical companies will now have ... in order to be eligible to join PhRMA. ... criteria, the board is sending a clear message ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... , May 9, 2017  Semler Scientific, Inc. ... technology solutions to improve the clinical effectiveness and ... for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. ... enable our customers to identify when preventive care ... before events like heart attacks or strokes occur," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Amir Qureshi, MD is the first ... patient-centric spinal cord stimulation system. The Nuvectra™ Algovita SCS System has been FDA approved ... be the first in Arkansas to introduce the most powerful SCS system and the ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... foods, is sharing bold recipes for Memorial Day entertaining that are sure to ... , “Boar’s Head fresh sliced meats and cheeses featured in these refreshingly balanced ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... MD (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... After ... anti-stress Antzy Top gadget will continue to be available at a discounted crowdfunding price ... deal with stress wherever they are, I also wanted to bring a fidget toy ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Rob Lowe acts as host and helps educate and ... on hiking in American. Viewers can reconnect with America as it explores some of ... Many consumers have looked for an inventive new place for a family vacation, and ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... the Cross”: the personal journey of Bob Massey and his faith in the Lord. ... Margaret Massey. Bob Massey is small in stature but big in character. As ... for others is apparent in all of his life decisions. , “I’m in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):