Matters of the heart take center stage on Valentine's Day.
For this story, we're not talking about the one's you give your sweetheart; rather the ones that give life.
Caring for your heart could become more convenient in Warner Robins with an addition to the Houston Heart Institute.
Doctors working on a patient in Houston Healthcare's Cardiac Catheter lab may have only minutes to save a life.
People come to the lab in the midst of a heart attack, says Nurse Manager Ray Jones.
Jones said, "We can open that artery, and the goal is to do it as quickly as possible."
He calls time critical saying, "After 90 minutes, irreversable damage to the heart muscle can occur."
In the past, patients traveled to Macon for the procedure. Now, it's offered in Warner Robins, but space is limited with one lab and six recovery rooms.