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inSavingLives908ambeginsexperiencingchestpainandcallsAnnapolisCityEmergencyMedicalServicesEMS.914amEMSarriveatSallyshome.930amEMSuseEKGmachinesdonatedbyAAMCanddetermineSallyishavingaheartattackSTEMI.932amInterventionalCardiologistisalertedtohercondition.STEMIteamisactivated.940amSallyarrivesattheAAMCEmergencyDepartmentwhereDr.MejiaandtheCardiacCatheterizationteamarewaitingforher.947amDr.Mejiaandtheteambegintheinterventionalprocedure.1014amSallysblockedarteryisopenedrestoringbloodowtoherheart.TotaltimefromwhenSallycalledEMStorestorationofbloodowTimeelapsedfromSallysarrivalatAAMCtorestorationofbloodow.Nationalaverage.ReadthewholestoryabouthowtheteamattheAAMCHeartandVascularInstituteandAnnapolisEMSsavedSallyslifeat.WhatsaSTEMIGoodtoKnowATiptoKeepYourTickerTickingAddOmega3fattyacidsbyeating2-3servingsperweekofsalmonalbacoretunaandmackerel.VegetarianMakesuretoincludeaxseedoiloranOmega3supplementinyourdiet.GethearthealthybyeatingrighttheMediterraneanwayReaduponpage13aboutthisdietandwaystoincorporateitintoyourlifestyle.ST-ElevationMyocardialInfarctionDr.BarbaraHutchinsonfall20119HeartVascularInstituteRecognizedexcellencejustaheartbeatawayWhensomeoneyouloveexperiencesaheartattackyouwanttoknowtheyrebeingsenttoahospitalwheretheyllgettheexpertattentiontheyneedallinoneplace.AnneArundelMedicalCenterhasbeendesignatedacardiacinterventioncenterCICbytheMarylandInstituteofEmergencyMedicalServicesSystems.TisdesignationallowsEmergencyMedicalServicestotransportcriticallyillheartattackpatientsdirectlytoAAMCfortreatment.InshortheartpatientswhoexperienceaserioushearteventSEMIcomehereandstayhere.SallyMurrinsDr.MarcoMejia66minutes.34minutes90minutesDr.MarcoMejiaaskAAMC.orgheartandvascularRecordTimeSTEMIstandsfor.ThistypeofheartattackorMIoccurswhenthebloodsupplyisblockedforaprolongedperiodoftime.ASTEMIcanaffectalargeareaofheartmusclewhichcauseschangesthatcanbenoticedbyanEKGandalsoleaveschemicalclueswhichhelpemergencymedicalprovidersspotitquickly.WhenaSTEMIiscaughtquicklyitcanbetreatedbyinterventionalmeasureswhicharelessinvasiveandhavequickerrecoverytimesthanmajorsurgery.WithcardiologistandmedicaldirectoroftheAAMCHeartVascularUnit.