A STEMI is a particularly dangerous type of heart attack that affects more than 250,000 people every year. During a STEMI, which stands for ST elevation myocardial infarction, one of the coronary arteries is blocked, cutting off the supply of blood to the heart. The only way to save a person’s life is to treat the STEMI as quickly as possible. When a STEMI is treated by a medical professional immediately, damage to the heart muscle can be minimized and complications can be reduced.
When a person suffers a heart attack, rapid response matters. When you visit the Emergency Center at Brandon Regional Hospital, you will be served by an experienced staff who are fully equipped to treat a wide range of emergency medical situations, from heart attacks to serious injuries. Our average time for responding to a STEMI is 54 minutes, as compared to the national standard of 90 minutes or less. To reach our hospital in Hillsborough County, call (888) 327-2636.