Delay From First Medical Contact to Primary PCI and All-Cause Mortality: A Nationwide Study of Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

Sasha Koul, Pontus Andell, Andreas Martinsson, Gustav Smith, Jesper vanderPals, Fredrik Scherstén, Tomas Jernberg, Bo Lagerqvist, David Erlinge

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Abstract

Early reperfusion in the setting of an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is of utmost importance. However, the effects of early versus late reperfusion in this patient group undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have so far been inconsistent in previous studies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate in a nationwide cohort the effects of delay from first medical contact to PCI (first medical contact [FMC]-to-PCI) and secondarily delay from symptom-to-PCI on clinical outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e000486
JournalJournal of the American Heart Association
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

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