Integrated regional networks for ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction care in developing countries: the experience of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

@article{Solla2013IntegratedRN,
  title={Integrated regional networks for ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction care in developing countries: the experience of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.},
  author={Davi Jorge Fontoura Solla and Ivan de Mattos Paiva Filho and Jacques Edouard Delisle and Alecianne Azevedo Braga and Jo{\~a}o Moura and Xavier de Moraes and Nivaldo Menezes Filgueiras and Marcela Carvalho and Mariana Steque Martins and Orlando Manganotti Neto and Paulo Roberto Filho and Pollianna de Souza Roriz},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={9-17}
}
BACKGROUND Regionalized integrated networks for ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) care have been proposed as a step forward in overcoming real-world obstacles, but data are lacking on its performance in developing countries. We describe an integrated regional STEMI network in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. METHODS AND RESULTS The network was created in 2009. It was coordinated by the prehospital emergency medical service and encompassed the public emergency system (prehospital… CONTINUE READING
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