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  • Einstein Heart and Vascular Institute Recognized by the American Heart Association

    Published: 10/21/2013

    Einstein Heart and Vascular Institute has again been recognized for successfully implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients with the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Quality Achievement Award.

    The Mission: Lifeline Bronze Award specifically recognizes Einstein Heart and Vascular Institute’s commitment to and success in improving survival and care of people who suffer a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) -- the deadliest type of heart attack in which blood flow is completely blocked to a part of the heart.

    Einstein Heart and Vascular Institute earned the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Performance Achievement Award two years in a row for demonstrating for 90 consecutive days or more that at least 85 percent of eligible STEMI patients are treated within specific time frames upon entering the hospital and discharged following the American Heart Association’s recommended treatment guidelines. The American Heart Association recommends that STEMI patients receive primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which involves angioplasty, mechanically opening the artery using a small balloon to clear the blockage followed by the insertion of a stent, a type of scaffolding used to prop open the artery.

    Each year approximately 250,000 Americans experience a STEMI, but unfortunately, many don’t receive treatment in time to restore blood flow. Hospitals involved in Mission: Lifeline collaborate in systems of care that close the gap of timely access to appropriate, lifesaving treatments.

    Photo #1 (Left to Right): Einstein Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologists: Sean Janzer, MD, Shahriar Yazdanfar, MD, Christian Witzke, MD, Parul Patel, MD, D. Lynn Morris, MD, Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, and John Kelly, DO, Associate Director of Emergency Medicine.

    Photo #2: (Left to Right): Amy Weachter, Data Abstractor, Bryan Meldrum, Cath Lab Manager, Kevin Sample, Cath Lab Lead Technician, Joan Visco, (holding AHA Award), Cath Lab RN, Scott Farrell, Emergency Department RN, Doreen Bearden, Quality and Outcomes Manager, Cardiology, and Joanne Quinn, Clinical Data Analyst, Cardiology.

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