Using prehospital electrocardiograms to improve door-to-balloon time for transferred patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a case of extreme performance.

@article{Pitta2010UsingPE,
  title={Using prehospital electrocardiograms to improve door-to-balloon time for transferred patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a case of extreme performance.},
  author={Sridevi R Pitta and Lucas A. Myers and Christine M. Bjerke and Roger D. White and Henry H. Ting},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  year={2010},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={93-7}
}
A 45-year-old man was walking his dog at 5:30 AM in June 2009 and developed crushing 10/10 substernal chest pain. He called 911 at 6:05 AM after his symptoms persisted for 35 minutes. Emergency medical services (EMS) paramedics arrived at the scene at 6:09 AM and obtained a brief history and examination showing a diaphoretic man, pulse of 92 bpm, blood pressure of 170/140 mm Hg, normal respiratory rate, and no rales or murmurs. Treatment was initiated including supplemental oxygen, sublingual… CONTINUE READING