Clinique Pasteur, Toulouse, France
Several articles in this month’s edition of EuroIntervention focus on the role of primary PCI for the management of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In one of these, Kristina G. Laut et al studied the use of primary PCI in 120 different European regions distributed across 10 countries –Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England and Wales, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Northern Ireland– and while demonstrating a “significant” rise in the use of primary PCI between the years 2003 to 2008, the positive findings are mitigated by the “great variation within country regions”. While these differences can be ascribed to a variety of “...
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