A comparison of door-to-balloon times and false-positive activations between emergency department and out-of-hospital activation of the coronary catheterization team.

@article{Youngquist2008ACO,
  title={A comparison of door-to-balloon times and false-positive activations between emergency department and out-of-hospital activation of the coronary catheterization team.},
  author={Scott Travis Youngquist and Atman Shah and James T. Niemann and Amy H. Kaji and William J. French},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={784-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The objectives were to compare the proportion of false-positive activations and intervention times between emergency department (ED) and field-based activation of the coronary catheterization laboratory (cath) team for emergency medical services (EMS) patients identified by out-of-hospital (OOH) 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS This was a retrospective review of prospectively collected continuous quality improvement… CONTINUE READING