door-to-drug

door-to-drug

Time to thrombolysis Cardiology The time between the moment a Pt with an acute MI enters the ER and when the Pt receives a thrombolytic–eg tPA, streptokinase. See Acute MI, tPA.
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The groups were similar in age, gender, disease severity, host immune status, door-to-drug delivery time, and intravenous-to-oral treatment switch-over time, the investigators said.
Emergency departments across the country have responded to the National Heart Attack Alert Program by wringing out inefficiencies in MI management protocols and driving down average door-to-drug times to roughly 30 minutes.
The same pattern was noted with regard to door-to-drug time.