Save Heart Kashmir aims at providing timely and affordable management
in case of acute cardiac events all across Kashmir division which lacks
adequate expertise at district and sub district level peripheral
hospitals. It effectively integrates all levels of health care via
social networking to diagnose, discuss and thrombolyse the patient in
the golden hour at the nearest health facility, as primary PCI isn't a
feasible option even at the tertiary care facilities all across the
1. It stresses on use of thrombolysis for treatment of STEMIs in
all sub district and district level health facilities with continuous
support of experts via an integrated social network having about 500
doctors on board.
2. The timely management as first medical contact is the
peripheral hospital and receiving thrombolysis at these centres within
golden hour is the priority and then patients are subsequently referred
for pharmacoinvasive management. Since we don't have medical insurance
so affording angioplasties at odd hours is very difficult for majority
of the patients.
3. The pharmacoinvasive procedures done at tertiary care have
revealed that all patients had flowing coronaries post thrombolysis at
their primary contact [peripheral hospital]
4. Hence Save heart Kashmir has contributed to reduced
morbidity and mortality in patients suffering from acute cardiac events
using social media as a viable tool in cardiac care.