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Risks of Aggressive Reduction of Door-to-Balloon Time

Filed Under: Tags: , February 25th, 2016 Leave a Comment

The advent of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) led to a decrease in morbidity and in-hospital mortality for patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI). In 1999 the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association updated their guidelines with the benchmark door-to-balloon time (DTB) to be less than 90 minutes.
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