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Heart & brain: STEMI-like network for ischaemic stroke?

EuroIntervention 2014;10:778-780. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV10I7A135

Masaryk University and University Hospital Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
When thinking about heart and brain reperfusion, several factors have to be taken into account: 1) the experience of the team, 2) the safety, effectiveness and availability of the selected therapy, 3) the appropriate therapeutic time window, and 4) the current evidence and clinical recommendations.

The heart

The joint EAPCI/EuroPCR Stent for Life Initiative began in 2008 and represents a highly successful model of care for patients with ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI)1,2. Within a period of three to four years, it has been possible to develop a national STEMI network and to offer timely mechanical reperfusion (primary PCI within 12 hrs of ...

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