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John Miller

John Miller:  Age 52 – Heart Attack Survivor

“I was travelling for work in Sanford when my heart attack hit. Thank goodness I was in the right place at the right time to be treated so quickly at Central Florida Regional Hospital.”

John Miller had a type of heart attack known as a STEMI (ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction).  A STEMI is a heart attack that affects enough heart tissue to be diagnosed using an EKG.  During any heart attack, especially a STEMI, the sooner blood flow is reestablished to the heart, the less tissue damage and the better the outcome for the patient.  A patient’s STEMI time is how long it took to reestablish blood flow from arrival in the hospital’s emergency department.  John’s STEMI time was 61 minutes.  Central Florida Regional Hospital consistently beats the national STEMI time average of 90 minutes.