Door to Electrocardiography (ECG) and Needle Times in Patients with Myocardial Infarction
Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine,
Vol. 2 No. 4 (2014),
1 November 2014
Acute myocardial infarction is one of the most prevalent causes of hospitalization in emergency department. In United States 650,000 patients annually suffer from acute myocardial infarction and in Iran ischemic heart diseases are considered as the second cause of mortality in population of 15-49 years (1). Taking thrombolytic drugs leads to 40-50% decrease in mortality rate of such patients. Based on the current standards, less than 10 and 30 minutes are estimated for appropriate door to electrocardiography (ECG) and door to needle times, respectively (2).
- Myocardial infarction
- thrombolytic therapy
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