Every year, almost 400,000 people experience ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)
-- the deadliest type of heart attack. Unfortunately, a significant number don't receive prompt reperfusion therapy, which is critical in restoring blood flow. Worse yet, 30 percent of STEMI victims don't receive reperfusion treatment at all.
Mission: Lifeline™ seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that separate STEMI patients from timely access to appropriate treatments.
Although Mission: Lifeline is focusing on improving the system of care for the nearly 400,000 patients who suffer from a STEMI each year, improving that system will ultimately improve care for all heart attack patients.