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Excellence in Heart Attack Receiving Centers
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Not too long ago, if an ambulance was called to help someone experiencing an ST-elevation myocardial infarction, the EMS workers would routinely take that person to the nearest hospital. If that facility wasn’t equipped to treat such a severe heart attack, physicians had two choices: Administer the patient thrombolytic clot medicine and hope for the best, or find another hospital that could accept a STEMI patient and arrange for transport, wasting valuable time.