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Pre-hospital ECG in patients undergoing primary percutaneous interventions within an integrated system of care: reperfusion times and long-term survival benefits

EuroIntervention 2011;7:449-457. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV7I4A74

Paolo Ortolani
Paolo Ortolani1*, MD; Antonio Marzocchi1, MD; Cinzia Marrozzini1, MD; Tullio Palmerini1, MD; Francesco Saia1, MD; Nevio Taglieri1, MD; Laura Alessi1, MD; Paola Nardini1, MD; Maria-Letizia Bacchi Reggiani1, MSc; Paolo Guastaroba2, MSc; Rossana De Palma2, MD; Roberto Grilli2, MD; Cosimo Picoco3, MD; Giovani Gordini3, MD; Angelo Branzi1, MD
1. Department of Cardiology, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy; 2. Regional Health Agency of Emilia-Romagna, Bologna, Italy; 3. 118 Emergency Medical Service, Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy

Aims: Treatment delay is a powerful predictor of survival in STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI. We investigated the effectiveness of pre-hospital triage with direct r

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