Direct paramedic transport of acute myocardial infarction patients to percutaneous coronary intervention centers: a decision analysis.

@article{Wang2009DirectPT,
  title={Direct paramedic transport of acute myocardial infarction patients to percutaneous coronary intervention centers: a decision analysis.},
  author={Henry E Wang and Oscar C. Marroquin and Kenneth J. Smith},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={233-240}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE One potential strategy in the emergency medical services (EMS) care of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is to bypass the nearest community hospital in favor of a more distant specialty center able to perform primary percutaneous coronary intervention. We seek to determine whether EMS transport of out-of-hospital STEMI patients directly to more distant specialty percutaneous coronary intervention centers will alter 30-day survival compared with transport… CONTINUE READING

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