You may not be available to provide needed information in an emergency. While you cannot predict when an emergency may happen, you can be prepared. Make sure that key health information is up to date, accurate and handy.
Primary Angioplasty – A Life saving Procedure
The international accepted door to balloon time (time at which the patient reaches the hospital with on-going heart attack to the time actually the balloon opens the block and restores the blood flow to the muscles of the heart) intervention is within 90 minutes and 3 to 6 hours from the onset of heart attack for blockages need to be removed. It all begins of course with the involvement of the community, from the family physician to the ambulance services, nursing homes to create awareness and help the patient reach the Emergency Centre of Super Specialty hospitals like K J Somaiya Hospital, where this level of care is made possible.
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