ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (STEMI): DECREASING THE TIME TO TREATMENT IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (STEMI): DECREASING THE TIME TO TREATMENT IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) require rapid diagnosis and treatment to optimize their outcome. Early diagnosis is accomplished by acquiring a 12-lead electrocardiogram within 10 minutes after ED presentation to identify STEMI and then begin treatment. Most irreversible myocardial damage occurs within the first 3 hours after symptom onset so delivery of fibrinolytic therapy or mechanical opening of the coronary artery using percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) must be initiated early after presentation to the hospital to achieve greatest benefit.

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ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2004)

ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2004)

EMCREG-International is pleased to present this educational monograph summarizing our 2004 ACEP Satellite Symposium on cardiovascular and neurovascular emergency care held in San Francisco. Topics presented included: Point-of-Care Testing for ACS in the ED; STEMI Time-to-Treatment; Chest Pain Center; Heart Sound Recording; Anti-Platelet and Anti-Thrombotics in ACS; BNP Consensus Panel; Stroke, and Intracerebral Hemorrhage. It is our hope that this material will provide emergency physicians with information necessary to help care for these seriously ill patients.

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