Primary PCI for myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation

Ellen C. Keeley, L. David Hillis

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Abstract

A 58-year-old man has chest pain at 9:30 a.m.; 3 hours later, he calls for an ambulance. Paramedics arrive, provide standard treatment, and transport him to the nearest emergency department. On his arrival at a small hospital at 1 p.m., the findings are diagnostic of a myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation. The emergency department physician recommends immediate transfer to a hospital 1 hour away for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume356
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 4 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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