Posts Tagged ‘hospital delays’

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May 17th, 2013

Instagram for Heart Attacks: iPhone App Speeds ECG Transmission to Hospital

In the crucial early stages of a possible myocardial infarction (MI), EMTs on the scene now rely on slow and unreliable proprietary technology to transmit vital ECG data to physicians at a hospital for evaluation. But a new iPhone app using standard cell phone networks may help speed the process and, ultimately, cut delays in […]


September 20th, 2011

Slow Spots in Transfer of Primary PCI Patients

A new study in Circulation helps identify the precise causes for delays that occur when STEMI patients are transferred for primary PCI.


June 13th, 2011

Increased Mortality Found in MI Patients During Ambulance Diversion

MI patients who are diverted to other emergency departments (EDs) while their local EDs are closed have an increased risk for death, according to a new study published in JAMA. Yu-Chu Shen and Renee Hsia analyzed data on all Medicare patients with MI from four California counties who were admitted to the hospital between 2000 […]