When someone is having a heart attack, every minute counts.
That's why the Mat Gaberty Heart Center at McLaren Macomb has a rapid response plan for patients with chest pain or a suspected heart attack.
It all starts in the ambulance, where emergency responders begin transmitting the patient's EKG readings directly to the Heart Center's catheterization lab.
When the patient arrives, they go directly to the catheterization lab for continued diagnosis or lifesaving treatment to open up a blocked artery and relieve a heart attack in progress.
The efforts have been a success. The Mat Gaberty Heart Center consistently exceeds the national standard for "door-to-balloon time" - a measure of how quickly cardiac treatment is administered when a patient first comes to the hospital with heart attack symptoms.
In addition, the facility is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. This national accreditation indicates that the Heart Center has met the highest standards for assessing, diagnosing and treating patients quickly.
Chest Pain Accreditation
This national accreditation indicates that the Heart Center has met the highest standards for assessing, diagnosing and treating patients quickly.
For more information and to view other accreditations, click here.
Heart Rhythm Center
At McLaren Macomb's Heart Rhythm Center, our team focuses on the unique needs of each patient.
Learn more about our Heart Rhythm Center, click here.
Heart Failure Clinic
When left unmanaged, Heart Failure can be debilitating and impact the quality and longevity of one's life.
Click here for more information.
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