STEMI Referral (non-PCI) hospitals play a vital role in the STEMI system of care. When patients delay in seeking help or there are geographical, weather-related or other delays in presenting, percutaneous coronary intervention may no longer be a viable option. In this situation, thrombolytics may be the best means to timely reperfusion, and non-PCI hospitals can deliver the critical pharmaceutical treatment these patients need. That’s why Mission: Lifeline places emphasis on these hospitals within the STEMI system.
|Learn more about the important role of STEMI-referral hospitals in Mission: Lifeline.