Time delay to treatment and mortality in primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction: every minute of delay counts.

@article{Luca2004TimeDT,
  title={Time delay to treatment and mortality in primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction: every minute of delay counts.},
  author={Giuseppe Massimiano De Luca and Harry Suryapranata and Jan Paul Ottervanger and Elliott Marshall Antman},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={109 10},
  pages={1223-5}
}
BACKGROUND Although the relationship between mortality and time delay to treatment has been demonstrated in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated by thrombolysis, the impact of time delay on prognosis in patients undergoing primary angioplasty has yet to be clarified. The aim of this report was to address the relationship between time to treatment and mortality as a continuous function and to estimate the risk of mortality for each 30-minute delay… CONTINUE READING
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