We save lives in under an hour
If you experience a heart attack, you need to get blood flowing to your blocked artery—fast. At Harrison Medical Center, we coordinate treatment with 911 emergency responders and start the timer when you reach our Emergency Department door. Our care team can rescue your heart muscle in just under an hour— over 30 minutes faster than the recommended national goal.
Harrison is one of the few hospitals in the nation that not only meets—but at 58 minutes far exceeds—the door-to-balloon time guidelines established by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
Door-to-balloon time is the lifesaving interval between when you arrive at the hospital and when we open your blocked artery with an angioplasty balloon. Patients who receive prompt treatment, within 90 minutes, are more likely to survive a common type of heart attack called ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).