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OBJECTIVES This prospective study was conducted in three mobile emergency and intensive care units. METHODS The patients were over 15 years of age and were not in cardiac arrest. The study was to compare practices in the three units with the guidelines drawn up by the Commission of Experts so as to define the main parameters for quality assurance. All of(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the impact of an emergency medical services call on the management of acute myocardial infarction, considering time intervals for intervention and revascularization procedures. METHODS Data were prospectively collected from January 2001 to October 2002 from 531 patients hospitalized for myocardial infarction with ST segment(More)
The aims of this study were to evaluate new tools of risk stratification in an unselected population of myocardial infarction (MI), usable in a pre-hospital situation, and to compare the risk profile of these patients with those of other clinical trials or myocardial infarction registries. The risk scores of death at 30 days (TIMI score and TIMI risk index)(More)
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