Solhpour A1, Chang KW1, Arain SA1, Balan P1, Loghin C1, McCarthy JJ1, Vernon Anderson H, Smalling RW Ischemic time is a better predictor than door-to-balloon
time for mortality and infarct size in ST-elevation myocardial infarction 2016; 87(7): 1194-200.
Also, prior to the protocol, mean door-to-balloon
time for women was an average of 20 minutes longer compared to men, but afterwards, the times were equal between men and women.
There was also no difference in total ischaemic period or door-to-balloon
Wang et al., "Relation between door-to-balloon
times and mortality after primary percutaneous coronary intervention over time: a retrospective study," The Lancet, vol.
We excluded patients with >90 min door-to-balloon
time and those with prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the ED because of their expected poor outcomes.
But while door-to-balloon
time has decreased in recent years, this hasn't led to a reduction in mortality among patients who suffer a heart attack.
The researchers in this study compared the impact of the time from heart attack symptom onset-to-balloon and door-to-balloon
on heart muscle function.
Information regarding the effects of ERS implementation on the door-to-balloon
time (DBT) in transferred patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is scant.
LUMC's Cardiology Department set up the Door-To-Balloon
Task Force focused on ischemic time in heart infarction patients.
Similarly, the door-to-balloon
time taken to unblock an artery through angioplasty is 74 minutes against a global benchmark of less than 90 minutes.
Results: In patients receiving primary percutaneous coronary intervention the door-to-balloon
time of provincial hospitals and municipal hospitals was 17213 minutes and 25114 minutes respectively.
At MountainStar hospitals, our heart care teams are trained to fully utilize the national door-to-balloon