During an acute heart attack every moment counts. Door-to-balloon time – the amount of time beginning when the patient arrives at the emergency room to the opening of the blocked artery causing the heart attack– is critical in these types of cases. Read more about the importance of quick door-to-balloon times.
Darrell Wolfe had suffered a heart attack in 1994 and believed he was having another. “I told my supervisor, ‘I don’t feel too good.’” Dr. Mike Ayers, the doctor who successfully treated him in 1994. Dr. Ayres had Wolfe taken directly to the cath (cardiac catheterization) lab. The team opened his blocked artery in only […]