Reduction of treatment delay in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: impact of pre-hospital diagnosis and direct referral to primary percutaneous intervention.

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AIMS The majority of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are admitted to local hospitals without primary percutaneous coronary intervention (primary PCI) facilities. Acute transferral to an interventional centre is necessary to treat these patients with primary PCI. The present study assessed the reduction in treatment delay achieved by… (More)

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@article{Quinn2005ReductionOT, title={Reduction of treatment delay in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: impact of pre-hospital diagnosis and direct referral to primary percutaneous intervention.}, author={T. R. Quinn and Mark Whitbread}, journal={European heart journal}, year={2005}, volume={26 13}, pages={1343; author reply 1343-4} }