A regional prehospital electrocardiogram network with a single telecardiology "hub" for public emergency medical service: technical requirements, logistics, manpower, and preliminary results.

@article{Brunetti2011ARP,
  title={A regional prehospital electrocardiogram network with a single telecardiology "hub" for public emergency medical service: technical requirements, logistics, manpower, and preliminary results.},
  author={Natale Daniele Brunetti and Luisa De gennaro and Giulia Dellegrottaglie and Daniele Amoruso and Gianfranco Antonelli and Matteo di Biase},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={727-33}
}
BACKGROUND In patients with a major cardiac event, the first priority is to minimize time-to-treatment. For many patients, the first and fastest contact with the health system is through emergency medical services (EMS). However, delay to treatment is still significant in developed countries, and international guidelines therefore recommend that EMS use prehospital electrocardiogram (ECG). Many communities are implementing prehospital ECG programs, with different technical solutions. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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