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National Heart Alert Program

Door-to-Balloon Time Shorter With EMT Diagnosis: Heart Month -- Day 24

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Hospitals and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have been implementing strategies to decrease door-to-balloon (D2B) time. Not familiar with D2B? It's the term for the time it takes to get a heart attack victim to the hospital for a cardiac angioplasty procedure (heart cath).