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About Our Stemi Time

Central Florida Regional Hospital is the only hospital in Seminole and West Volusia Counties that provides complete cardiac care, We have the staff, equipment and medical expertise to care for every type of heart attack, including STEMI.

What is a STEMI?

A STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) is a deadly type of heart attack, which is identified on an EKG. Early treatment to the blocked coronary artery minimizes the extent of the heart muscle damage and preserves the pumping function of the heart, thereby, increasing survival and reducing or eliminating complications.

STEMI Time Calculation

Average STEMI times are approximate and are provided for informational purposes only. STEMI Times represent an average of our hospital's STEMI cases over the past 52 weeks for which data is available, and is defined as the time it took to reestablish blood flow from the time the patient arrived at the hospital's Emergency Room. The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Joint Commission have established that this should occur in 90 minutes or less.

Our average STEMI time is 70 minutes, which is lower than the national benchmark of 90 minutes.

Read more about our Emergency Department.

Miguel Garcia of Sanford survived a STEMI, the most serious type of heart attack, thanks to EMS and the STEMI team at Central Florida Regional Hospital.

Heart Attack Warning Signs

  • Pain or tightness in the chest, arm, jaw, shoulders or upper back
  • Shortness of breath, weakness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting
  • Unusual onset of fatigue or discomfort in the arms, back, neck or stomach

If you are experiencing symptoms, call 911 immediately!