Management of patients after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for myocardial infarction

  title={Management of patients after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for myocardial infarction},
  author={F. Dalal and H. Dalal and C. Voukalis and M. Gandhi},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  • F. Dalal, H. Dalal, +1 author M. Gandhi
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • British Medical Journal
  • #### What you need to know For those who present with an acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the UK, nearly 90% are treated with a primary angioplasty within 90 minutes of arrival at hospital.1 One out of every seven deaths is due to coronary heart disease, with one person having a “heart attack” every 40 seconds, based on US data.2 In the UK, 288 per 100 000 people visit hospital with a suspected heart attack each year.3 Patients are usually discharged three days after… CONTINUE READING
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