While heart attack is the leading cause of death in the United States, up to 95 percent of people who are hospitalized with a heart attack survive. At the TriHealth Heart Institute, our integrated system allows our doctors to respond quicker, so we can deliver quality, heart-saving procedures as fast as possible.
Heart Attack Symptoms
If you have heart attack symptoms, call 911 or your local emergency number right away.
- Do not try to drive yourself to the hospital.
- Do not delay. You are at greatest risk of sudden death in the early hours of a heart attack.
source: TriHealth.com Health Library
TriHealth Better Than National Benchmark
At Bethesda North and Good Samaritan hospitals, we have reduced our door-to-balloon time for heart attack patients to an average of 50 to 60 minutes, significantly better than the national benchmark of 90 minutes, reinforcing our commitment to heart care excellence. Door-to-balloon time is the amount of time from when a patient arrives at the ER to when artery-opening treatment begins.
When comparing risk-adjusted mortality rates for heart attack patients, Good Samaritan Hospital outperformed 137 peer hospitals, as well as the median benchmark for the top 30 in our hospital category. A heart attack patient’s odds of survival are 24 percent better at Good Samaritan than expected for comparable hospitals.
Life-Saving Partnerships for Cincinnati
Our Heart Institute has provided Advanced Life Support squads in four Greater Cincinnati counties with special modems that allow paramedics to transmit EKG data directly to hospital personnel awaiting a heart attack patient’s arrival. The advance notice has allowed faster activation of a cardiac catheterization team, which reduces the time it takes to open blocked arteries via balloon angioplasty.
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Learn From the Experts
Dr. Puvi Seshiah from the TriHealth Heart Institute talks about signs and symptoms of a heart attack for women in a follow-up video to Elizabeth Banks' 'Go Red for Women' video from the American Heart Association.