Excellence in Heart Attack Care
The cardiovascular specialists at Torrance Memorial understand that providing patients with prompt access to the best heart attack care saves lives. That's why Torrance Memorial - an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) receiving center for South Bay patients - has been recognized as a regional and national leader in heart attack care.
Fastest Door-to-Balloon Time in the South Bay
As a STEMI receiving center, Torrance Memorial has the equipment, expertise and facilities to administer a procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to treat blocked arteries that cause heart attacks. Thanks to collaboration and teamwork form our physicians, staff and emergency responders, Torrance Memorial has the fastest median "door-to-balloon" (D2B) time in the South Bay.
The diagnosis of a heart attack is based on symptoms, diagnostic tests, including labs.
Treatment & Prevention
Treatment may include medications, coronary interventions or surgery.