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Arch Cardiol Mex. 2018 Apr - Jun;88(2):148-152. doi: 10.1016/j.acmx.2017.10.006. Epub 2017 Nov 26.

Reperfusion of myocardial infarction in India: Notions for México.

Author information

1
Instituto Nacional de Cardiología "Ignacio Chávez", Unidad Coronaria, Ciudad de México, Mexico. Electronic address: dargaray@gmail.com.
2
Instituto Nacional de Cardiología "Ignacio Chávez", Unidad Coronaria, Ciudad de México, Mexico.
3
Instituto Nacional de Cardiología "Ignacio Chávez", Dirección General, Ciudad de México, Mexico.
4
Madras Medical Mission, Cardiology Department, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

In India and México, cardiovascular diseases are the first cause of death and potential years of life lost. Close similarities exist between these two countries when facing the difficulties to establish a universal reperfusion program for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This paper describes the situation of STEMI treatment in both countries, and examines the lessons that Mexico's health care system could adopt from the recent advances accomplished by the STEMI initiative in India.

KEYWORDS:

Developing countries; India; Infarto agudo de miocardio con elevación del segmento ST; Infarto del miocardio; Myocardial infarction; México; Países en desarrollo; Reperfusion; Reperfusión; ST elevation myocardial infarction

PMID:
29183704
DOI:
10.1016/j.acmx.2017.10.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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