Published in Cardiovascular Week, October 6th, 2003
Pertinent to this, the current guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology recommend thrombolytics to be started within 60 minutes of hospital admission; similarly, the time window for percutaneus coronary intervention (PCI) is 90 minutes.
Recently, chest pain units (CPU) have been created in the emergency departments of many hospitals with the aim to facilitate early detection and...
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