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Reperfusion Strategies and Systems of Care in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23102037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Approximately 330,000 ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI) occur yearly in the United States. Emergent reperfusion is the cornerstone of STEMI therapy and the key to restoration of coronary blood flow in an infarct-related vessel. Reperfusion methods include thrombolysis, primary percutaneous coronary intervention, or both methods combined. Selection of the appropriate reperfusion strategy is essential, along with having an efficient system of care capable of delivering these therapies. Timely reperfusion is highly dependent on a well-structured care system designed to meet the needs of each individual community. This article reviews the data behind different reperfusion strategies and introduces successful systems-of-care models.
Authors:
Tapan Godiwala; Mukta Srivastava; Anuj Gupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  629-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, University of Maryland, 110 South Paca Street, 7th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.
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