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Half of the patients with chest pain that are urgently referred are transported in unsafe conditions.

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BACKGROUND: Patients with an acute coronary syndrome should be referred to hospital urgently to start reperfusion therapy as soon as possible. Owing to the risks of ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia, urgent transport should be organized under safe conditions, that is, with a defibrillator at hand. AIM: To evaluate the type of transport of patients with chest pain referred by their general practitioner (GP). DESIGN OF STUDY: Observational study. SETTING: A sentine...

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Bruyninckx, R More by this author
Van den Bruel, A More by this author
Aertgeerts, B More by this author
Van Casteren, V More by this author
Buntinx, F More by this author
Journal:
European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
Volume:
15
Issue:
6
Pages:
330-333
Publication date:
2008-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-5695
ISSN:
0969-9546
URN:
uuid:588dde8f-fea3-41e5-8bc8-640479ecef93
Source identifiers:
215559
Local pid:
pubs:215559

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