STEMI guidelines emphasize that seconds count

01/21/2013 | Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Foundation's updated guidelines for the treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction aim to streamline care and save valuable time. The guidelines recommend a first medical contact-to-device time of 90 minutes or less, as well as the use of therapeutic hypothermia in cases of cardiac arrest and EKGs performed by EMTs for quicker diagnosis.

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