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    New public report from MINAP (Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project) presented in UK Date added: 07/07/2009Tags: acute coronary syndrome, England, Heart attack, myocardial infarction, non-ST segment elevation, pre-hospital, primary angioplasty, STEMI, thrombolytic treatment, Wales

    The report is the eight public report from the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP). It presents analyses from all hospitals and ambulance services in England and Wales that provided care for patients with suspected heart attack from April 2008 to March 2009, and compares these with the previous year. Among other things the report shows an increased use of PCI and improvement in delivering thrombolytic treatment within 60 minutes of a call for help. Read more

    MobiMed improves care of STEMI-patients according to study in Neuss, Germany Date added: 14/05/2009Tags: ambulance, MobiMed, STEMI

    As part of a yearly evaluation of the care provided to ST-Elevation Myo-cardial Infarction (STEMI) patients in the region of Neuss in Germany, some aspects of MobiMed were evaluated. MobiMed was used in all ambulances in the region during the majority of 2008, and thereby empowered the regional “ACS-Netzwerk” focused around Lukas Krankenhaus in Neuss. The results show that ambulance STEMI-patients being handled through MobiMed have a lower death risk than those being handled the “traditional” way. Read more

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