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Timely reperfusion for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Effect of direct transfer to primary angioplasty on time delays and clinical outcomes.
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PMID:  24976914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the preferred reperfusion therapy for patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) when it can be performed expeditiously and by experienced operators. In spite of excellent clinical results this technique is associated with longer delays than thrombolysis and this fact may nullify the benefit of selecting this therapeutic option. Several strategies have been proposed to decrease the temporal delays to deliver PPCI. Among them, prehospital diagnosis and direct transfer to the cath lab, by-passing the emergency department of hospitals, has emerged as an attractive way of diminishing delays. The purpose of this review is to address the effect of direct transfer on time delays and clinical events of patients with STEMI treated by PPCI.
Rodrigo Estévez-Loureiro; Angela López-Sainz; Armando Pérez de Prado; Carlos Cuellas; Ramón Calviño Santos; Norberto Alonso-Orcajo; Jorge Salgado Fernández; Jose Manuel Vázquez-Rodríguez; Maria López-Benito; Felipe Fernández-Vázquez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of cardiology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1949-8462     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-30     Completed Date:  2014-06-30     Revised Date:  2014-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101537090     Medline TA:  World J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  424-33     Citation Subset:  -    
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