One-year clinical outcome of interventionalist- versus patient-transfer strategies for primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: results from the REVERSE-STEMI study.

@article{Zhang2011OneyearCO,
  title={One-year clinical outcome of interventionalist- versus patient-transfer strategies for primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: results from the REVERSE-STEMI study.},
  author={Qi Zhang and Ruiyan Zhang and Jian Ping Qiu and Jun Zhang and Xiao Long Wang and Li Jiang and Min Liao and Jian Zhang and J Hu and Zheng Kun Yang and Wei Shen},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={355-62}
}
BACKGROUND Traditional reperfusion options for patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) presenting to non-primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI)-capable hospitals generally include onsite fibrinolytics or emergency transfer for PPCI. A third option, involving interventionalist transfer, was examined in the REVERSE-STEMI study. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 334 patients with acute STEMI who presented to 5 referral hospitals with angiographic facilities… CONTINUE READING