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The "STEMI code"- interventions to reduce time to reperfusion therapy: a novel approach and review of the literature.
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PMID:  25470913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a common presentation in the Emergency Room. Proper treatment requires precision and time saving procedures. Hospitals around the world are currently developing STEMI protocols to optimize this process since mortality and morbidity increase with time without treatment. These protocols may involve Percutaneous Interventions (PCI), fibrinolytics or both, to optimize outcomes. Protocols utilize different methods and techniques to improve Door-to-Balloon time. It is well established that PCI provides improved mortality with a lower complication rate when compared to fibrinolytic therapy, lack of availability being its biggest obstacle. Only a few PCI capable facilities are available and networking protocols are required to improve STEMI management in Puerto Rico- an area that needs vast improvement. Strategies that seek to reduce the intervention times are being evaluated and implemented throughout the world. We present an approach implemented at a local hospital called "STEMI Code".
Gerald Marín García; Fernando L Soto Torres
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0004-4849     ISO Abbreviation:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Publication Date:  2014  
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Created Date:  2014-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505267     Medline TA:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Country:  Puerto Rico    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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