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Helicopter scene response for a STEMI patient transported directly to the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22055170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
At 2:10 pm, a 40-year-old Caucasian woman with no known medical history called 911 complaining of substernal, crushing chest pain that had started 2 to 3 hours before she called emergency medical services (EMS). EMS arrived at 2:24 pm and obtained a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) diagnostic of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) at 2:36 pm. University Air Care was requested by local EMS at 2:42 pm to respond directly to the cardiac scene in rural Ohio for rapid transport to a facility capable of performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The closest PCI-capable facility was approximately 35 minutes away by ground or 13 minutes by air. The closest non-PCI hospital was approximately 20 minutes away by ground (Fig. 1).
Christopher Palmer; Jason McMullan; William Knight; Matt Gunderman; William Hinckley
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Air medical journal     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1532-6497     ISO Abbreviation:  Air Med. J.     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-07     Completed Date:  2012-03-08     Revised Date:  2013-06-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312325     Medline TA:  Air Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-92     Citation Subset:  H    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Air Medical Journal Associates. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
University of Cincinnati, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Air Ambulances*
Analgesics, Opioid / therapeutic use
Anti-Anxiety Agents / therapeutic use
Aspirin / therapeutic use
Cardiac Catheterization
Chest Pain / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  therapy
Coronary Vessels / physiopathology
Morphine / therapeutic use
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*
Nitroglycerin / therapeutic use
Ondansetron / therapeutic use
Oxygen / therapeutic use
Thrombosis / therapy
Treatment Outcome
Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics, Opioid; 0/Anti-Anxiety Agents; 0/Vasodilator Agents; 50-78-2/Aspirin; 55-63-0/Nitroglycerin; 57-27-2/Morphine; 7782-44-7/Oxygen; 99614-02-5/Ondansetron

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