Door-to-balloon Time in Cardiovascular or Stroke Emergency Care

During cardiac or stroke emergencies, every passing minute plays a critical role in saving a person’s life, shaping the course of treatment. Recognizing the gravity of cardiac emergencies, Fortis Hospital, Anandapur, emphasizes on the importance of the Golden Hour. While the response time in such cases is an average of 90 minutes, Fortis Hospital Anandapur has an average response time of 70 minutes. ‘Door to Balloon’ time is the duration from a patient’s arrival at the hospital to undergoing an angioplasty or other intervention to unblock the artery. This timely intervention is crucial in saving a person from disability, permanent muscle damage and even death. This achievement is a testament to the expertise of our doctors and medical staff, who possess the profound knowledge required to deliver prompt and effective treatment during cardiac emergencies.

Mr Ashish Mukherjee, Facility Director, Fortis Hospital Anandapur, Kolkata, said, “Our commitment to highest standards of cardiac and stroke care is evident as we come closer to an average response time of 70 minutes, pushing ourselves to achieve the ideal ‘Door to Balloon’ time of 60 minutes. We aim to reduce our ‘Door to Cath lab’ response time for heart attacks and strokes from 90 to 60 minutes to do the intervention within the Golden Hour of Cardiac & Brain events. This showcases our promise to the community to provide world-class emergency cardiac care”.

Dr Shuvanan Ray, Director, Cardiology, Fortis Hospital Anandapur, Kolkata, explained that “After identifying a non-haemorrhagic stroke through CT & MRI scans, it is critical to perform Intervention as soon as possible. Experimental studies and clinical observations have found that after a Coronary artery occlusion the  first two hours, termed the ‘Golden Hour,’ are pivotal in preventing permanent damage of the heart muscles only an expert team is able to open the artery in minimum time. Our Stroke team is active 24X7 to deliver the best results in such critical time.  Our “Door to balloon” time at Fortis Hospital, Anandapur is an average to 70 minutes. Our dedicated team’s unparalleled knowledge and swift interventions exemplify Fortis Hospital Anandapur’s commitment to setting the gold standard in cardiac care.

Fortis Hospital Anandapur, Kolkata stands as a beacon of timely and expert care during cardiac emergencies. The hospital’s commitment to the ‘Golden Hour’ principle underscores its dedication to saving lives and medical excellence.



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