False Activations for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

David C. Lange, Ivan C. Rokos, J. Lee Garvey, David M. Larson, Timothy D Henry

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Abstract

First-medical-contact-to-device (FMC2D) times have improved over the past decade, as have clinical outcomes for patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, with improvements in FMC2D times, false activation of the cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) has become a challenging problem. The authors define false activation as any patient who does not warrant emergent coronary angiography for STEMI. In addition to clinical outcome measures for these patients, STEMI systems should collect data regarding the total number of CCL activations, the total number of emergency coronary angiograms, and the number revascularization procedures performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-469
Number of pages19
JournalInterventional Cardiology Clinics
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • False activation
  • Primary percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Quality improvement
  • Quality outcomes
  • ST-elevation myocardial infarction
  • Systems of care

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    Lange, D. C., Rokos, I. C., Garvey, J. L., Larson, D. M., & Henry, T. D. (2016). False Activations for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Interventional Cardiology Clinics, 5(4), 451-469. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iccl.2016.06.002