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Mentality and organisational changes are key to developing primary angioplasty.
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PMID:  22917799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract. At the moment of signing the Stent for Life (SFL) Initiative on August 31st, 2009, it was shown that, in Serbia during 2008, 48% of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) did not receive any reperfusion and only 19% and 33% received primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) or hospital thrombolysis, respectively. However, during 2009, there was a trend towards a substantial increase in p-PCI procedures. This was the result of the commitment of cardiologists, the contract signed by the Health Insurance Fund (HIF) for remuneration of catheterisation laboratory (cathlab) staff for each p-PCI procedure (2005), and the provision of new cathlabs by the Ministry of Health (MOH). The number of PCI centres and trained cardiologists has been rising simultaneously. Direct mobile telephone contact with interventional cardiologists has facilitated the transport of patients directly to cathlabs (from 7.5% before 2009 to 34.2% in 2010 and 2011). Although the number of patients treated with p-PCI is increasing (2006 - 647 p-PCIs; 2007 - 1,248 p-PCIs; 2008 -1,794 p-PCIs; 2009 - 2,468 p-PCIs; 2010 - 3,216 and 2011 - 3,498 p-PCIs), the percentage of patients who are treated within 120 minutes of establishing a diagnosis (first medical contact) is still not satisfactory (38%).
Miodrag C Ostojic; Nevena D Karanovic
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Title:  EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1969-6213     ISO Abbreviation:  EuroIntervention     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101251040     Medline TA:  EuroIntervention     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  P86-P89     Citation Subset:  -    
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia.
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