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Door-to-Balloon Time and Mortality among Patients Undergoing Primary PCI

Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Source Name: New England Journal of Medicine


Daniel S. Menees, Eric D. Peterson, Yongfei Wang, Jeptha P. Curtis, John C. Messenger, John S. Rumsfeld, and Hitinder S. Gurm

Hospitals participating in the CathPCI Registry were tracked for performance and outcomes for door-to-balloon times in patients undergoing PCI for acute STEMI.  There were nearly 97,000 admissions for PCI for acute STEMI 2005-2009.  Mean door-to-balloon time decreased from 83 to 67 minutes.  The percent of patients meeting the threshold of 90 min door-to-balloon time increased from 60% to 83%.  Mortality was not affected by these changes. 

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