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Primary percutaneous coronary intervention: models of intervention in Spain.
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PMID:  22917800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract. Early reperfusion of the occluded artery is the mainstay of the treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), and the best way to coordinate the resources to deliver optimal care as soon as possible is through STEMI networks. Coordination of the healthcare system is the responsibility of each of the 17 different autonomous communities in Spain. Since 2002, when the first STEMI network in Spain was established, six other communities have developed regional networks, covering 39% of the population in Spain. In the autonomous communities, after implementing an intervention model, an improvement in the reperfusion times with an increase in the number of primary percutaneous coronary interventions has been observed. This optimisation of the system has resulted in a decrease in the mortality rate among STEMI patients treated in Spanish communities with a STEMI network. Despite the encouraging advances, the challenge remains of assuring equity of treatment for all of our patients regardless of their region of residence.
Ander Regueiro; Ricard Tresserras; Javier Goicolea; Antonio Fernández-Ortiz; Carlos Macaya; Manel Sabaté
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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:  P90-P93     Citation Subset:  -    
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