When a heart attack happen, seconds matter. French Hospital Medical Center is the only facility in San Luis Obispo County equipped and trained to treat an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or acute heart attack.
Acute Heart Attack And Immediate Care
A STEMI heart attack is caused by sudden, total blockage of a coronary artery. It can be deadly. It’s why seconds matter in getting you or a loved one to a hospital that is STEMI designated. A hospital like French.
A STEMI designation means that we have the training and equipment to treat you within 90 minutes, the time designated by the American College of Cardiology as necessary to achieve a hoped for good outcome.
- Exceeds the national standard for the 90 minute door-to-balloon treatment time
- Maintains an advanced communication system to notify needed personnel while you’re in transport
Through French Hospital’s Emergency Department
and our Chest Pain Center
, we can treat and then transport patients to our cardiac catheterization laboratory for potentially life-saving, artery opening procedures.
Learn More About Our STEMI Designation
To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at (805) 542-6238 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor.