Transport to a PCI centre improved long-term outcome more than thrombolytic therapy at the community hospital in acute MI

September 2007
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p34
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a research that suggested that transportation of a patient with acute myocardial infarction (MI) to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) center reduced long-term risk for recurrent MI. It is informed that 850 patients with median age of 65 years were studied for whom it was feasible to begin transport within 30 minutes from the onset of symptoms to a community hospital that was less than 120 km from a PCI center.


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