ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction Program

Aug 1, 2010

Just over one year ago the Chesapeake Fire Department began transmitting 12-lead ECG’s to its local hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (CRMC). Today, one year later the departments ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) program is the model program for the Tidewater region of Virginia. The STEMI program uses Medtronic Physio Control LP12 monitor devices along with Medtronic’s Lifenet system to deliver diagnostic quality 12-Lead ECG’s to the ER Physician’s at CRMC ER Department allowing for pre-hospital activation of the Cardiac Cath Lab.

This document was submitted to the Alliance for Innovation for consideration for a 2010 Innovation Award.

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