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Characterization and referral patterns of ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients admitted to chest pain units rather than directly to catherization laboratories. Data from the German Chest Pain Unit Registry

Schmidt, Frank P., Perne, Andrea, Hochadel, Matthias, Giannitsis, Evangelos, Darius, Harald, Maier, Lars S., Schmitt, Claus, Heusch, Gerd, Voigtländer, Thomas, Mudra, Harald, Gori, Tommaso, Senges, Jochen and Münzel, Thomas (2017) Characterization and referral patterns of ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients admitted to chest pain units rather than directly to catherization laboratories. Data from the German Chest Pain Unit Registry. International Journal of Cardiology 231, pp. 31-35.

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Other URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.12.017


Abstract

Background: Direct transfer to the catheterization laboratory for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is standard of care for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Nevertheless, a significant number of STEMI-patients are initially treated in chest pain units (CPUs) of admitting hospitals. Thus, it is important to characterize these patients and to define ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2017
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin II
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10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.12.017DOI
Keywords:SEGMENT ELEVATION; ESTABLISHMENT; GUIDELINES; MANAGEMENT; CARDIOLOGY; MORTALITY; TIMES; Chest pain unit; STEMI; Pre-hospital ECG; Critical time intervals; Guideline adherence
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:38603
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