Acting quickly after heart attack symptoms start can be a heart saver
Thursday, 14 January 2021 () The degree of heart muscle damage from a heart attack is associated with how long it takes from when heart attack symptoms start to when patients receive an artery-clearing procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI. The longer the time period before PCI, called symptom-to-balloon time, the more significant and damaging the heart attack.
On April 15, 2018, Donna Jones Baker suffered a heart attack. It was the first sign of a serious problem. Later, Jones Baker was diagnosed with a rare disorder called giant cell myocarditis. It's a condition that few people survive.