Emergency department bypass for ST-Segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients identified with a prehospital electrocardiogram: a report from the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline program.

@article{Bagai2013EmergencyDB,
  title={Emergency department bypass for ST-Segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients identified with a prehospital electrocardiogram: a report from the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline program.},
  author={Akshay Bagai and James G. Jollis and Harold L. Dauerman and S. Andrew Peng and Ivan C. Rokos and Eric R. Bates and William J. French and Christopher B. Granger and Matthew T. Roe},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={128 4},
  pages={352-9}
}
BACKGROUND For patients identified before hospital arrival with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction, bypassing the emergency department (ED) with direct transport to the catheterization laboratory may shorten reperfusion times. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 12 581 ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients identified with a prehospital ECG treated at 371 primary percutaneous coronary intervention-capable US hospitals participating in the Acute Coronary Treatment and… CONTINUE READING