Cardiac Alert Program
When a heart attack occurs, time is muscle. The faster a patient receives treatment, the more heart muscle/tissue is saved - and the higher the chances for survival.
In 2001, The Medical Center of Aurora developed the Cardiac Alert® program in partnership with our physicians, the Colorado Heart Institute and the local EMS community. Local EMS now have advanced equipment and training to ensure they are better able to identify heart attack patients out in the field and alert hospitals of their arrival. This way, staff and physicians at our hospital are ready to treat these patients when they get to the hospital. Quick response times and 24/7 cardiac surgery backup help us save lives and improve our patients' quality of life.
What's more, our Cardiac Alert® program is now the national standard of care for treating patients experiencing heart attacks.