Pre-Hospital Readings Help Diagnose Heart Attacks Faster
Lone Peak Emergency Center knows that diagnosing heart attacks faster saves lives. That's why our ER physicians have partnered with local medical response teams in Salt Lake County and Utah County to streamline heart attack diagnosis and treatment processes.
Heart attack victims being transported via ambulance to Lone Peak Emergency Center are diagnosed in transit by pre-hospital 12-lead EKG technology. This machine shows a full view of the heart and records its electrical activity. This valuable information is transmitted from the ambulance to emergency department physicians to determine if a heart attack has occurred and where in the heart the damage is located. This allows our emergency staff and specialists to have a treatment plan ready and a medical team assembled before the patient even arrives.