Pardee Hospital is leading the way in the statewide RACE (Reperfusion of Acute Myocardial Infarction in North Carolina Emergency Departments) Program.
In North Carolina, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Reducing the time it takes for you to receive treatment for a heart attack can mean the difference between repairable and irreparable damage to the heart, and, ultimately, between life and death.
A collaborative initiative between hospitals around the state, the RACE Program provides quick response to ensure that heart attack patients receive effective, life-saving treatment immediately.
Patients are evaluated and initially treated by their first response hospital, and then transferred immediately to another facility if they require further treatment. A patient in need of angioplasty or stenting, both used to open clogged arteries, will receive lifesaving medications at the Pardee emergency room, and then be transferred quickly to Mission Health to undergo further treatment to open their clogged artery.