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Heart Rescue India

  • Project Site Name

    M S Ramaiah Medical College

  • Project Site Location

    Bangalore, India

  • UIC CGH Faculty Contact

    Bellur Prabhakar, PhD

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The project team is working in partnership with (2) Hub and (5) Spoke Hospitals in a 10km project radius in north-west Bangalore, India that are collaborating in a dedicated emergency response and transport system.  In this quality improvement project we are implementing strategies and collecting data to:

  • Evaluate improvement in acute STEMI care of patients arriving directly at the hospital
  • Evaluate improvement of transfer processes between the hospitals that are PCI- capable and those that are not
  • Study the process of pre hospital access to STEMI care using the existing systems and evaluate the improvement after integrating into a Hub and Spoke Hospital system of STEMI response and care

We focus on community education that empowers patients & community, 1st responders for rapid intervention and treatment, CPR and AED when needed and appropriate follow-up care.  Our team increases public awareness by providing risk assessments, education on signs/symptoms of heart attack, how and where to call for help, CPR and AED usage.