Door to balloon time in patients presenting with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction and time factors influencing it; an observational study from a tertiary care teaching hospital in India

Vimal Krishnan S, Manoj Ravi, Siju V. Abraham, Babu Urumese Palatty, Jayaraj Mymbilly Balakrishnan

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Abstract

The objective of this prospective observational study was to assess the door-to-balloon time (D2B), in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients and the time factors influencing it. The following timeframes were measured during the study: ED to ECG time, ED to coronary care unit time (ED2CCU), consent time, post-consent to balloon time (POSTCONSENT2B) and D2B. Effective D2B was 54 ± 12.2 min. Of the dependent variables, D2B had a strong positive correlation (ρ = 0.903) with consent time. This study sheds light on consent time a previously unrecognized entity as a significantly influencing factor for the D2B time.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIndian Heart Journal
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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