STEMI Heart Attack Alert System
Acute Myocardial Infractions
Coronary heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. The Rogers Fire Department is working to decrease the mortality rate of persons suffering from an Acute Myocardial Infractions (AMI), or heart attack. Although paramedics carry drugs to reduce the effects of an AMI, surgery is the first treatment of choice. Seconds mean the difference between life and death or between ability and disability. Heart damage can greatly impact your quality of life after an event.
Once our paramedics recognize
Quick, Effective, & Professional Care
All members of RFD are Emergency Medical Technicians, with over 60 paramedics. Medical emergencies are prioritized and triaged through our 911 center and managed by both ambulances and fire trucks. This tiered response model allows our citizens to receive quick, effective, and professional emergency care.
The national goal is for heart attack victims to make it from call to surgery in under an hour. With the help of this program, the RFD consistently gets this done in around 30 minutes.
Time-Related to Heart Muscle Loss
- 30 minutes - 10% loss of affected heart muscle
- 60 minutes - 30% loss of affected heart muscle
- 2 hours - 50% loss of affected heart muscle
- 4 hours - 70% loss of affected heart muscle
- 6 hours - 90% loss of affected heart muscle
- 24 hours - 100% loss of affected heart muscle
Learn more about how to recognize and react to a heart attack, stroke, or cardiac arrest by visiting the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website.