door-to-balloon time


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door-to-balloon time

The delay between the arrival at a hospital of a patient with an acute myocardial infarction and the opening of the patient's obstructed vessel by percutaneous coronary intervention. The delay should be 90 min or less for optimal outcomes.
See also: time
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It has also shown that women have higher door-to-balloon times (time from when they arrive at the hospital to when they receive a coronary intervention like angioplasty and stenting).
While this could indicate that serious heart damage can occur even with shorter door-to-balloon times, Dr.
Time from pain onset to hospital arrival, door-to-balloon time (Time from hospital admission to establishment of IRA flow) and total ischemic time (Time from pain onset to establishment of IRA flow) were recorded.
Door-to-balloon time is the time from when a heart attack patient arrives in the emergency room until percutaneous coronary intervention is performed to restore blood flow.
The timely transfer of patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) to the nearest percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)-capable health facility is critical for reducing the door-to-balloon time (DBT).
In patients receiving primary percutaneous coronary intervention the door-to-balloon time of Group 1 was 17213 minutes and that of Group 2 was 25114 minutes.
This is much faster than in 2005, when the average door-to-balloon time was 83 minutes.
Door-to-balloon time was the time from arrival at the hospital until first balloon inflation in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory.
The average door-to-balloon time in the dual-campus cohort was 156.
Door-to-balloon time was defined as the time interval between entrance of the patient from emergency department of PCI capable center and balloon dilatation of the culprit lesion in the infarct related coronary artery.
Variables that affected the time interval from the inciting ECG to STEMI pager activation, and door-to-balloon time, were analyzed in univariate and step-wise multivariate regression models, he said.
5 percentage points * Strategies included activation of catheterization laboratory by activation, expectations that catheterization team will arrive in laboratory within 30 minutes of page, prompt data feedback, use of prehospital electrocardiograms to activate the catheterization team while the patient as still en route, and having a team dedicated to improving door-to-balloon time.