The award-winning Bon Secours Heart Disease Center quickly evaluates and treats patients experiencing heart disease with a full range of treatment options from medical management to advanced interventions.
Every Minute Matters
At Bon Secours, we know that every minute matters when you are experiencing chest pain. The longer it takes to restore blood flow to the heart directly correlates to the amount of damage the heart may sustain.
Bon Secours emergency department physicians, Heart & Vascular Institute cardiologists and catheterization lab teams work collaboratively to consistently achieve door-to-balloon times that are better than national averages.
The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines recommend a door-to-balloon time of no more than 90 minutes. Door-to-balloon time measures the time of a patient’s arrival in the emergency department to the opening of the blocked coronary artery with a balloon catheter, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention.