D2B a time to Save Lives

D2B وقت لإنقاذ الحياة

D2B a time to Save Lives


An ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a medical emergency or type of heart attack that requires quick and decisive intervention.

Where when a person suffers from this type of heart attack, there is a blockage in the heart arteries accompanied by a change in the electrical system of the heart as well, so a super quick intervention is the most crucial factor for saving this patient’s life.


An ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) requires a stent or balloon to be placed in the artery causing the heart attack by using a thin catheter to help repair the blockage or narrowing and allow a normal blood flow.

But as we mentioned, time is the key to bringing the patient to safety, and here comes the role of Saudi German Hospitals Group as a medical service provider with international standards.


In order to assess the quality of emergency services in hospitals, we must first know about the “Door to Balloon”; it is the time taken from the moment a patient enters the hospital doors to the installation of the balloon.

According to recent studies, it has been determined that this procedure should not exceed 90 minutes.

Because If the 90 minutes taken to receive the patient and place the balloon are exceeded, the risk of damaging the heart muscle may increase further and the risk of death may also increase.

Thus, whenever the healthcare providers successfully adhere to the Door to Balloon Time, They also succeed in treating An ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and saving the patient's life.


It is worth mentioning that all branches of Saudi German Hospitals have succeeded not only in adhering to the 90 minutes "Door to Balloon" Time and saving many patients with An ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) but also succeeded in completing this procedure in no more than 66-70 minutes.


Saudi German Hospital always strives to provide integrated medical care with international standards to give patients new opportunities every day to get rid of health problems that may threaten their lives or negatively impact their quality of life.

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