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Achieving routine sub 30 minute door-to-balloon times in a high volume 24/7 primary angioplasty center with autonomous ambulance diagnosis and immediate catheter laboratory access.

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BACKGROUND: In primary angioplasty (primary percutaneous coronary intervention [PPCI]) for acute myocardial infarction, institutional logistical delays can increase door-to-balloon times, resulting in increased mortality. METHODS: We moved from a thrombolysis (TL) service to 24/7 PPCI for direct access and interhospital transfer in April 2004. Using autonomous ambulance diagnosis with open access to the myocardial infarction center catheter laboratory, we compared reperfusion times and clini...

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10.1016/j.ahj.2009.08.012

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Journal:
American heart journal
Volume:
158
Issue:
5
Pages:
829-835
Publication date:
2009-11-05
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EISSN:
1097-6744
ISSN:
0002-8703
URN:
uuid:ba6b008c-5783-4f02-9552-c6d7757f858b
Source identifiers:
105332
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pubs:105332

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