Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Early identification of acute myocardial infarction and prognosis in relation to mode of transport
[external].
Show others and affiliations
1992 (English)In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, ISSN 0735-6757, E-ISSN 1532-8171, Vol. 10, no 5, 406-412 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Of 2,840 consecutive patients who were admitted to the emergency department of a Swedish university hospital due to suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI), only 25% were reached by the mobile coronary care unit (MCCU), and only 4% simultaneously fulfilled traditional criteria for prehospital thrombolysis (ie, had ST-segment elevation on admission electrocardiogram and a delay time of less than 6 hours). In the subset of patients who fulfilled criteria for a confirmed AMI, 31% were reached by an MCCU and 11% fulfilled criteria for prehospital thrombolysis. Among patients with confirmed AMI, the hospital mortality rate was highest in patients transported by standard ambulance (19%) versus 15% in those transported by an MCCU and 8% in those transported by other means. The authors conclude that AMI patients transported by ambulance are high-risk patients for early death. Prehospital thrombolysis might reduce their rate of mortality. However, according to the authors' experience only a minor fraction of patients are available for prehospital thrombolysis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
W.B. Saunders Co. , 1992. Vol. 10, no 5, 406-412 p.
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7709DOI: 10.1016/0735-6757(92)90064-5Local ID: 2320/8586OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-7709DiVA: diva2:888590
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2017-09-26Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Herlitz, Johan
In the same journal
American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 60 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf