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Am J Cardiol. 2005 Jun 1;95(11):1361-3.

Relation of interhospital delay and mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction transferred for primary coronary angioplasty.

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Department of Cardiology, ISALA Klinieken, Hospital De Weezenlanden, Zwolle, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of interhospital delay on mortality in 616 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction transferred for primary angioplasty to our hospital. Longer interhospital delay was associated with impaired perfusion, larger infarct size, and higher 1-year mortality (adjusted RR 1.5, 95% confidence interval 1.07 to 2.12; p = 0.019). These results suggest that in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction transferred for primary angioplasty, all efforts should be made to reduce time to treatment.

PMID:
15904644
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.01.083
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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