Acute Coronary Syndrome Air Medical
Acute coronary syndrome is a term used to depict a scope of conditions related with sudden, lessened blood flow to the heart. One condition under the umbrella of acute coronary syndrome is myocardial infarction (heart attack) — when cell death brings about damaged or destroyed heart tissue. Even when acute coronary syndrome causes no changes to the number of cells, the lessened blood flow disrupts the heart function that may lead to heart attack. With the occurrence cardiogenic shock and fatal arrhythmias, the complication rate of an untreated infarction goes up. Complications like this can happen anywhere and would require the patient to be transported to a facility where percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can be performed. Air ambulance services being one of the safest options in an emergency like this.
What AirMed can do to help?
Acute coronary syndrome patients need to be treated within 12 to 36 hours of the acute event, which is why our support team escalates such time-sensitive cases. Our medically equipped aircrafts are employed so that acute coronary syndrome patients can get the treatment they require.
We understand how crucial it is for the crew to be well educated on the latest treatment guidelines and assessment for acute coronary management. And therefore take measures to ensure our medical crew stays ahead of the curve.
Acute coronary syndrome frequently causes extreme chest pain or distress, necessitating prompt diagnosis and care. Acute coronary management would include: normalizing blood flow, treating complications and avoiding future issues. Our medical teams have encountered patients with chest pain and are capable of successfully handling such medical emergencies. Our paramedics are capable of even managing complications of hypotension and arrhythmias should they occur. Our medical crew has experience in pre-hospital care aiming towards rapid reperfusion (sudden blockage of coronary artery).
For acute coronary management, a pre-assessment of the patient is carried out to rule out any allergies and other medical conditions. This helps our crew make more informed decisions on-board.
From arranging paramedics to correspondence with consulates, our team can help you make all the necessary arrangements, keeping your safety at the forefront.
Our medical teams also hold board certifications in CFRN (Certified Flight Registered Nurse) or CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) We are proud to have this as one of AirMed’s standards to provide the highest clinical care.