Patients in hospital ECG who presented during the working hours provided for 75 minutes before reperfusion therapy, while those with non-peak times have a waiting time 98 minutes. In the prehospital ECG there was a significant reduction in D2B time, independent of time of presentation, with 98 percent of patients in this group who were admitted during the hours with treatment within 90 minutes. Our results emphasize the importance of early activation of the CCA to improve time to reperfusion in patients with STEMI, said Dr. David.‘The surgeons is not known if a hip should be revised based simply on the patient’s serum levels of metal ions,’ said Graves.
The results showed that 241 patients with STEMI receiving hospital ECG and 108 patients received pre-hospital ECG. The average age of patients in both groups was 59 and about 72 percent were male. The basic features including cardiac risk factors was similar between groups. The researchers noted a significantly lower %age of ECGs were obtained in patients prehosptial African-American than Caucasians . The main cause of this disparity is that the ability of the ‘prehospital ECG will not be available for ambulances in the city of Detroit, at the conclusion of this study, said Dr. According to the 2000 census, about 82 percent of the population of Detroit is African-American.
ST-elevation myocardial infarction , when a blood clot completely obstructs a coronary artery is treated with reperfusion therapy to restore blood flow in the shortest possible time. Previous studies have shown that the time to treatment with primary coronary angioplasty , formerly known as angioplasty, is associated with lower mortality rates, and every 30 minutes late, the relative risk of mortality at 1 year increased by 7.5 percent.
In an attempt to improve the survival rate of patients, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association has developed national guidelines for the treatment of patients with STEMI PPCI’s state hospitals should ‘strive to achieve a median door-to-balloon time of less than 90 minutes