Search Tag: STEMI

Cardiology Management

Coordinated Response Saves Lives

2016 02 Aug

According to a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, a coordinated response from emergency medical services (EMS) and hospital providers can provide life-saving treatment sooner to people suffering deadly heart attacks. ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is considered to be the most deadly type... Read more

Cardiology Management

Early Treatment Improves Heart Attack Outcomes

2015 30 Dec

According to a study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, failure to recognise symptoms of a heart attack and delay in seeking treatment for it may be associated with increased damage to the heart. The time when a heart attack patient arrives in the emergency room until the time percutaneous coronary intervention is performed is called the... Read more

Cardiology Management

In-Hospital Heart Attack: Higher Risk of Death?

2014 17 Nov

Patients who experienced a certain type of heart attack while hospitalised for conditions other than acute coronary syndromes were at greater risk of death, compared to patients brought into a hospital for treatment following a heart attack, according to results of a new study published in JAMA.The study was conducted by Prashant Kaul, MD, of the University... Read more

Cardiology Management

STEMI Strategies: Personalised Patient Plans are Optimal

2014 30 May

Two types of treatments routinely save the lives of patients with ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI): primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and thrombolysis. At EuroPCR 2014, experts in the interventional cardiology community discussed the roles of these strategies in a Great Debate, for which ‘Primary PCI for STEMI: an emergency!”... Read more

ICU Management

Philips Announces Completion of Patient Enrolment in Therapeutic Hypothermia Study

2013 06 Jun

CHILL-MI study to further evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the InnerCool RTx endovascular cooling system to reduce reperfusion injury in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients Royal Philips Electronics announced on April 30, 2013, the completion of patient enrollment in the CHILL-MI clinical study designed to further evaluate... Read more

ICU Management

Shock Teams and ECMO Save Lives in Massive STEMI

2013 11 Mar

Dr. Michael Mooney talks about his 2013 ACC presentation (link to video below)The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), accompanied by mechanical CPR, in patients with massive myocardial infarctions can lead to unexpected survival. These study findings are being presented March 9 at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.ECMO... Read more

ICU Management

Code STEMI web series – The London Ambulance Service Story

2013 08 Mar

London Ambulance Service paramedic, Suzy Fish and EMT, Craig Birkin, with Code STEMI host, Tom Bouthillet. (Photo: Business Wire)8.2 million people. 620 square miles. 1.6 million calls per year. The busiest EMS system in the world. A 10-fold improvement in sudden cardiac arrest survival from 1999 to today. STEMI patients transported directly to the... Read more


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