Almost 1 million Americans have heart attacks every year, which is the equivalent to about one person having a heart attack every 34 seconds. Baylor St. Luke’s is recognized by the American Heart Association for its quality of care for patients suffering from severe heart attacks, including ST-elevation myocardial infarctions. Our rapid response team is prepared to perform an emergency angioplasty to widen or open up a heart artery 24 hours a day.