Temecula Valley Hospital receives 2 American Heart/Stroke Association Awards

Temecula Valley Hospital’s cardiac neuro clinical support team poses for a photo after receiving two awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital has received two awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, highlighting heart and stroke care.The Lifeline Silver Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award is for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST-elevation myocardial infarction, the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.Lifeline program’s goal
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