Rapid Reperfusion with PCI Summary

Updated:Mar 14,2011

Achieving Rapid Reperfusion with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Remains A Challenge: Insights from American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Program

Get with the Guidelines – CAD analysis examining door to balloon (D2B) times in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in 10,965 patients eligible for primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), shows disparities in time to treatment in minorities, people over the age of 65 years and women. While door to balloon times decreased across the duration of this study, time to treatment is still not optimal in eligible patients. This paper shows that continued improvements in internal and external systems of emergent care are still needed.

Supporting Materials
Abstract | Slide Set | Mission: LifelineTM | Get With The GuidelinesSM | 2007 STEMI Recommendations

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