A Short “Door to Balloon Time” Can Help Save Heart Attack Patients with Dr. Carey Dellock

A Short “Door to Balloon Time” Can Help Save Heart Attack Patients with Dr. Carey Dellock

August 17, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


– [Announcer] Healthbreak
is brought to you by Capital Regional Medical Center, the region’s fastest ER wait times. – The outcome of a heart
attack is directly related to the speed at which our
patient gets to our hospital and then to the amount of
time it takes physicians to open the blocked arteries, known as door-to-balloon time. Dr. Carey Dellock explains. – The most important thing
is getting blood flow restored to the heart. So door-to-balloon time is
a measurement that looks at the time it takes to get the
patient from the emergency room to the cardiac catheterization
lab and restore blood flow. – [Jonathan] The national
recommendation for door-to-balloon time is
less than 90 minutes. – [Carey] Here at Capital
Regional, our current number is 56 minutes. The sooner we get that artery opened, the less damage is done. – For more information, visit CapitolRegionalMedicalCenter.com and for physician referral, call 325-3627. – [Announcer] Healthbreak
was brought to you by Capital Regional Medical Center, the region’s fastest ER wait times.