When it comes to a heart attack, every second counts. Learn to recognize
the warning signs.
Quicker door-to-balloon time increases the chance of surviving a heart attack. This is the time between when a patient
enters an emergency room and when an angioplasty balloon or stent is
inserted into a diseased artery.
Time is muscle. Preserving quality of life is directly related to
preserving heart muscle. The faster an artery is unblocked with a stent,
the more heart muscle is saved.
Most people who experience a heart attack wait too long to seek medical
help. If you are unsure of your symptoms, have them checked immediately.
Print this tip sheet and keep it handy as a reminder