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2/7/2012 3:00:00 AM EASTERN
Updated: 2/7/2012 3:55:38 PM EASTERN
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Sharon Regional identified as heart attack treatment center by regional EMS council

Heart attack treatment protocols issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health encourage pre-hospital (ambulance) providers to take their heart attack (STEMI) patients to hospitals that offer emergency angioplasty.

EMMCO West, Inc., northwest Pennsylvania’s emergency medical services council, has identified Sharon Regional Health System as the only STEMI hospital in Mercer, Lawrence, and Crawford counties, based on its advanced technology, emergency response capabilities, and physician expertise in emergency heart attack treatment. (STEMI refers to ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, the deadliest type of heart attack).