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Ambulance staff with advanced training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and equipped with monitor/defibrillators were used as the initial responders to collapse calls within a medically based prehospital coronary care system. During 21 months, in a population of approximately 120,000, ambulance staff successfully resuscitated six patients from ventricular(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacy of transoesophageal atrial pacing (TAP) with an easily swallowed pill electrode and direct current cardioversion (DCC) in patients with atrial flutter that was refractory to appropriate medical treatment. DESIGN Prospective, randomised clinical trial. SETTING Community based United States naval hospital. (More)
  • Jollis Jg, Roettig Ml, +15 authors Cb Wilson
  • 2008
2 Introduction The Reperfusion of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Carolina Emergency Departments (RACE) project is a statewide system for providing rapid coronary artery reperfusion for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Established in 2003, the RACE system incorporates quality improvement efforts of over 100 hospitals, 700 emergency(More)
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