Shortening of median door-to-balloon time in primary percutaneous coronary intervention in Singapore by simple and inexpensive operational measures: clinical practice improvement program.

@article{Lee2008ShorteningOM,
  title={Shortening of median door-to-balloon time in primary percutaneous coronary intervention in Singapore by simple and inexpensive operational measures: clinical practice improvement program.},
  author={Chi-Hang Lee and Shirley B S Ooi and Edgar Lik-Wui Tay and Adrian Fatt-Hoe Low and Swee-Guan Teo and Cindy Ching Siang Lau and B. C. Tai and Irene Isabel Payad Lim and Susan Lam and I R Lim and Ping Chai and H H Tan},
  journal={Journal of interventional cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={414-23}
}
BACKGROUND Primary percutaneous coronary intervention is the standard reperfusion strategy for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in our center. We aimed to shorten the median door-to-balloon time from over 100 minutes to 90 minutes or less. METHODS We have been using three strategies since March 2007 to shorten the door-to-balloon time: (1) the intervention team is now activated by emergency department physicians (where previously it had been activated by coronary care unit); (2) all… CONTINUE READING