door-to-balloon


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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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The investigators then broke down the door-to-balloon time into its various components and compared the groups.
0 percentage point increase, respectively, in the percent of STEMI cases with door-to-balloon times within 90 minutes).
Rather than accepting the 90 minute door-to-balloon time benchmark, our data support calls for an 'as soon as possible' standard for patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention," the authors said.
Our door-to-balloon time this entire year has been stable at 65.
We now realize that a technology must be able to cool a patient to below 35xC without extending door-to-balloon times in order to be effective and adopted into today's time-sensitive AMI treatment workflows," said Gregg Stone, M.
Door-to-balloon time - a clock that starts ticking the minute the patient comes through the emergency room door and stops when the blockage is dislodged - has become the standard for success.
Cooling will be performed in the emergency room within 60 minutes of arrival and cooling time is to be less than 30 minutes to avoid prolonging door-to-balloon time beyond 90 minutes.
It has really been amazingly effective at shaving time of the door-to-balloon time and protecting patients against long delays.
Results of the 4-year analysis of door-to-balloon times--hailed as a road map to quality improvement--were simultaneously presented at the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, and trumpeted as the centerpiece of a major American College of Cardiology/AHA national initiative, launched at the AHA meeting, that is aimed at improving the timeliness of primary angioplasty.
Recent studies have also shown that reduced door-to-balloon time does not reduce mortality in STEMI patients.
In 2014, Cypress Creek EMS was awarded the Quickest Door-to-Balloon Time, achieving the fastest time from patient arrival at the hospital's emergency department to when the interventional cardiologist opened up the patient's blocked coronary artery, restoring blood flow to the heart.