Door-to-Balloon Time

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"The cath must've gone well for you to bring this sweet hot-air balloon! Thank you!!"

In the treatment of STEMI, door-to-balloon time is the amount of time that passes from the moment a patient enters the emergency room to when the patient receives a congratulatory "Get Well Soon!" balloon from an interventional cardiologist[1][2] signaling successful reperfusion. According to the ACC/AHA guidelines, the goal door-to-balloon time is less than 90 minutes and if more than one balloon is provided all the better. No studies have shown a difference between party or hot-air balloons.


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  1. Ben Carson: Heart Attack Victims Could Have Survived If They Cathed Own Coronaries
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