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Transtelephonic electrocardiography in the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome.
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PMID:  24636796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND, PURPOSE: The efficacy of the transtelephonic ECG system (TTECG) in the management of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) was examined with regard to the ambulance service- and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)-related delay times, the prehospital medical therapy and the in-hospital mortality rate.
METHODS: The study was conducted as a collaborative effort between the University of Debrecen and the Hungarian National Ambulance Service. Altogether 397 patients were recruited in the TTECG group, while 378 patients transported to the PCI centre without TTECG served as controls.
RESULTS: More accurate prehospital medical therapy was achieved in the TTECG group. The PCI-related delay times were significantly shorter, while the in-hospital mortality rate was significantly lower in the TTECG group than among the controls.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings illustrate that TTECG is a valuable tool which may potentially improve the regional management of STEMI patients.
Gyorgy Papai; Ildiko Racz; Daniel Czuriga; Gyorgy Szabo; Istvan Ferenc Edes; Istvan Edes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8430     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electrocardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-3-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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