Every year, almost 250,000 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 250,000 patients who suffer from a STEMI each year, improving that system will ultimately improve care for all heart attack patients.
The Mission: Lifeline Summary Table provides an easy reference tool that helps disseminate each STEMI system component. The table identifies each component definition, ideal strategy, resources, metrics and preliminary criteria.
Mission Statement To improve the quality of care and better the outcome for cardiac patients throughout the State of Tennessee through educational programs, advocacy and collaboration among healthcare providers and partner organizations.