Pre-hospital 12 lead ECG to triage ST elevation myocardial infarction and long term improvements in door to balloon times: The first 1000 patients from the MonAMI project

Adam Hutchison, Yuvaraj Malaiapan, James Donald Cameron, Ian T Meredith

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Pre-hospital ECG is one strategy to improve door to balloon times (D2BT), however its long term effectiveness to sustain reductions in D2BT has not been evaluated. METHODS: From 2007 to 2011 we conducted a prospective interventional study involving 1000 patients undergoing primary PCI (PPCI) at a single tertiary referral institution to determine the long term impact of pre-hospital 12 lead ECG on D2BT. RESULTS: The median D2BT of patients (n=414) who underwent PPCI following field 12-lead ECG was 54min [IQR: 37-71min] compared to the median time of a contemporary group (n=586) undergoing PPCI during the same period but not presenting via field triage of 100min [74-134] (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)910 - 916
Number of pages7
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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