Published on: September 29, 2021



Full form : ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

What is it : Heart attack management system in Semi-urban and Rural areas

Conceptualized By : Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

What is in news : The project has been stuck at the level of identifying a nodal agency to run the project

Details :

  • As heart attack treatment is time-dependent, the main objective is to diagnose at the earliest and initiate treatment. For every 30 minutes delay in initiating treatment for heart attack, the death rate is likely to increase by 7%. This project will significantly reduce mortality rate
  • Under the project, the nodal agency should provide each taluk (spoke) hospital with a heart attack management kit that includes an ECG machine, defibrillator, pulse oximeter, and a mobile phone.
  • The ECG should be immediately transferred to the divisional Jayadeva hospital for a confirmed diagnosis through the cloud system. This will also alert the hospital about the patient’s visit. If the designated taluk hospital is within 30-40 km of the divisional hub (Jayadeva) hospital, the patient will be transferred directly to the hospital in a 108 ambulance