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Cath Lab Preactivation Beneficial But Not Routine in STEMI

from Healio

Fewer than half of patients with STEMI who were transported by emergency medical services had catheterization laboratory preactivation before they arrived at the hospital, despite a suggestion of mortality benefit from cath lab preactivation. “Cath lab preactivation is currently defined and measured simply by whether or not it occurred, regardless of its timing in relation to hospital arrival,” Jay S. Shavadia, MD, cardiologist and researcher from Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, said in a press release. more

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