Shorter Ischaemic Time and Improved Survival with Pre-hospital STEMI Diagnosis and Direct Transfer for Primary PCI
BACKGROUND We sought to determine if our regional program for pre-hospital STEMI diagnosis and direct transfer for primary PCI (PPCI) was associated with shorter ischaemic times and improved survival compared with ED diagnosis. METHODS STEMI diagnosis was made at the scene by pre-hospital ECG or in local EDs depending on patient presentation. Ambulance ECGs were transmitted to our ED for cath lab activation. Patient variables and outcomes at 12 months were recorded. RESULTS We treated 782...[Show more]
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|Source:||Heart, Lung and Circulation|
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