Implementation of guidelines improves the standard of care: the Viennese registry on reperfusion strategies in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (Vienna STEMI registry).

@article{Kalla2006ImplementationOG,
  title={Implementation of guidelines improves the standard of care: the Viennese registry on reperfusion strategies in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (Vienna STEMI registry).},
  author={Karim Kalla and Guenter Christ and R. R. Karnik and Reinhard Malzer and Georg Norman and Herbert Prachar and W. Schreiber and G. Unger and Helmut Dietmar Glogar and Alfred Kaff and Anton N. Laggner and Gerald Maurer and Johannes Mlczoch and Joerg Slany and Heinrich S Weber and Kurt Huber},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 20},
  pages={2398-405}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine whether implementation of recent guidelines improves in-hospital mortality from acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in a metropolitan area. METHODS AND RESULTS We organized a network that consisted of the Viennese Ambulance Systems, which is responsible for diagnosis and triage of patients with acute STEMI, and 5 high-volume interventional cardiology departments to expand the performance of primary percutaneous catheter… CONTINUE READING

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