Speedy Treatment for Heart Attacks Called 'Finest Moment'

By Chris Kaiser, Cardiology Editor, MedPage Today

Over a span of five years, the initiative to improve door-to-balloon time for people experiencing out-of-hospital myocardial infarction has resulted in significantly lower transport and treatment times, a nationwide analysis showed.
From 2005 to 2010, door-to-balloon time declined from a median of 96 minutes to 64 minutes, reported Harlan R. Krumholz, MD, from Yale University School of Medicine, and colleagues.


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