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door-to-balloon

Cardiology The time between the moment a Pt with a possible acute MI enters an ER and he/she undergoes balloon angioplasty. See Acute MI, PCTA.
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In cardiology we are focusing on four important areas that will help us improve healthcare delivery for patients with cardiac diseases: timely triage (solutions for fast, non-invasive evaluation of high risk cardiac patients) discovery to treatment (solutions that reduce door to balloon times for acute cardiac patients by clearing a path from discovery to treatment), minimally invasive interventions and connected healthcare solutions in the home for chronic heart patients.
The door to balloon time must be under 90 minutes on average, added the doctor.
Symptoms to door, door to needle and door to balloon time is crucial in the management of ACS.
iii) Improving management of ACS patients: This includes (a) keeping total ischaemic time within 120 min by reducing symptoms to door, door to needle (initiation of fibrinolytic therapy) and door to balloon time (percutaneous coronary intervention), (b) analysing the adherence to ACC/AHA therapeutic guidelines and validation of these guidelines in Indian context, and (c) impact of therapeutics on outcomes in ACS patients.
Professor Dingchen Xiang, the medical director of the Chest Pain Center, said, "We historically rewrote the clinical pathway of Chinese chest pain rescue process; we dramatically shortened the chest pain pre-hospital rescue time by 30 minutes on average, achieving the lowest door to balloon open time (D2B) of 21 minutes for a single case, the lowest monthly D2B time of 42 minutes on average, and 72 minutes D2B time on average in a year, while the international standard D2B time is 90 minutes.
The national average for door to balloon time is 64 minutes and our team's response time on this first case was 18 minutes.
Good Samaritan and Lebanon Cardiology Associates achieved an impressive 95% of heart attack patients with door to balloon times within 90 minutes of arrival.
This helps communities set up STEMI-alert systems that can have a dramatic effect on reducing door to balloon times for patients by helping care providers make timely treatment decisions.
30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adventist Medical Center(AMC) is in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for consistently beating national guidelines in several important measures including; Overall Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) performance, Overall Defect Free Care, ST elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) performance, and Door to Balloon Time, for the treatment of patients experiencing a heart attack.
Mary's overall goal was to achieve a door to balloon time of 90 minutes or less.
UnitedHealthcare had incorporated door to balloon time as one of the quality measurements in its UnitedHealth Premium designation program for cardiac facilities nationwide.
It is expected that the ThermoSuit System will enable cooling of the patient to 34 degrees C after a treatment of 30 minutes or less and within the 90-minute door to balloon time requirement for treating ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction patients.