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Stat Heart Program


HSHS St. Anthony's is part of the Stat Heart Program, coordinated by Prairie Cardiovascular, which streamlines emergency care to meet the national goal of providing angioplasty (a non-surgical procedure to treat diseased arteries) within 90 minutes from a patient's arrival at their community hospital. By utilizing best practices, St. Anthony's Emergency department's exceptional staff are able to identify, treat, and transfer heart attack patients quickly to St. John's Hospital, with patients often being transferred in less than the 30 minute goal after arriving in our ER. This allows patients to receive emergent heart intervention by a Prairie Heart Cardiologist as quickly as possible, saving heart muscle and increasing a patient's chance for full recovery.