December 13, 2012

McClusky Ambulance Service receives Lifepak 15

McClusky Ambulance Service receives Lifepak 15
Submitted by
Wayne Houston

The McClusky Ambulance Ser-vice has received a Lifepak 15 cardiac monitor from Mission: Lifeline, an American Heart As-sociation community-based initiative aimed at improving the system of care for heart attack patients throughout North Dakota. 
The program is made possible by $7.1 million in funding including a $4.4 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. 
The State of North Dakota provided $600,000 and Addi-tional support was received from North Dakota’s six largest tertiary hospitals, Dakota Medical Foundation, Bremer Foundation, and the Midwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans have a type of heart attack known as an ST-elevated myocardial infarction, or STEMI, in which blood flow is completely blocked to a portion of the heart. Unless the blockage is eliminated quickly, the patient’s health and life are at serious risk.

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