Treatment delays in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST elevation myocardial infarction at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute.

  • Garceau P
  • Déry J
  • Lachance P
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Current guidelines for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) recommend performing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 min of hospital arrival. However, recent data suggest that in a real-world setting, median door-to-balloon (DTB) time is closer to 180 min for transfer patients, with less than 5% of patients being treated within 90 min. A retrospective observational study was conducted to assess time to treatment in patients undergoing primary PCI at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute (QHLI).

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  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiology: trends
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Hospitals, Community
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medicine
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Myocardial Infarction: therapy
  • Patient Transfer
  • Quebec
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Specialization
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome

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  • Patrick Garceau

  • Jean-Pierre Déry

  • Philippe Lachance

  • Stéfanie Grenier

  • Josep Rodés-Cabau

  • Gérald Barbeau

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