Systems of Care for ST-Segment–Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Published: October 13, 2021

Hospital emergency, medical staff pushing patient on gurney.
  • Since launching the Mission: Lifeline STEMI program, over 85% of the United States (US) population is reported as being covered by a STEMI System of Care with 857 hospitals included in 92 Mission: Lifeline Regions.
  • Between 2008 and 2012, use of pre-hospital electrocardiograms and time to treatment significantly improved in hospitals and patients participating in Mission: Lifeline.
  • Among the barriers remaining in establishing the ideal STEMI system of care are local and regional challenges, resource and financial issues and no single US STEMI Registry.