• Corpus ID: 80972683

Feasibility of Primary PCI as the Reperfusion Strategy for Acute ST elevation MI at PIMS

@inproceedings{Malik2018FeasibilityOP,
  title={Feasibility of Primary PCI as the Reperfusion Strategy for Acute ST elevation MI at PIMS},
  author={Mohammad Naeem Malik and Sidra Zahoor and Asad Riaz and Muhammad Ahmad and Mohammad Farhan},
  year={2018}
}
Objective: To determine the feasibility of primary PCI in terms of frequency of patients with acute ST elevation MI found to have a first-medical-contact to needle time of 90 minutes.Methodology: The descriptive, cross sectional case series was conducted at department of Cardiology, PIMS, Islamabad from January 2017 to April 2017Results: A total of 350 patients were enrolled into the study, 67% (235) of which were males and 33% (115) females. Mean age of the participating population was 54 ±7.8… 
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