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Watch HealthLine on Sept. 29 to Learn More About STEMI (Heart Attack) Receiving Centers: Hospitals that are committed to providing 24/7 response for emergency cardiac care

"HealthLine," an hour-long weekly television program on Charter Cable Channel 280 in Glendale and online at GlendaleAdventist.com/healthline will discuss the importance of STEMI receiving Centers on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m.

In January 2007, GAMC became the first hospital in the area to pass a rigorous set of standards to be designated a STEMI (heart attack) receiving center (SRC) by Los Angeles County Emergency Services.

Because GAMC is recognized in the medical community as an SRC, when emergency medical personnel confirm a heart attack/STEMI diagnosis, they will bypass other non-SRC hospitals and bring a patient directly to the GAMC emergency department for treatment.

All City of Glendale Fire Department and LA County paramedic units are equipped with a sophisticated 12-lead EKG device. This equipment is far advanced beyond traditional paramedic EKGs, allowing physicians in Glendale Adventist's Emergency Department to actually diagnose a heart attack while the patient is en route to the hospital.
This show will incorporate general health questions from the community.

Tune into HealthLine - Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. on Channel 280 beginning August 25 2009.
Upcoming Show Air Dates and Topics:
Show # 7 October 6 - Pediatric Care/NICU
Show # 8 October 13 - ER Recap