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Florida study finds barriers to angioplasty for life-threatening heart attacks
Date:10/8/2008

(rural) and financial barriers limiting patient access to PCI, continue to track PCI use, and investigate patient outcomes.

The study has implications for shaping future state and national policies related to heart attack care.

"Today national standards recommend that patients with STEMIs should be identified and treated by balloon angioplasty within 90 minutes of first contact with medical personnel, ideally an EMS paramedic," said Dr. Strom, professor of medicine and chemical and biomedical engineering at USF. Dr. Strom serves as cardiology co-chair for the AHA's state-level STEMI task force and co-chairs a local committee, including representatives from all hospitals and EMS services in Hillsborough County, which established the county's STEMI triage and care program.

"Florida needs to develop a regional network for STEMI care that integrates Emergency Medical Services and PCI-capable hospitals, similar to the current statewide systems governing stroke and trauma care," he said. "It's extremely critical to act quickly in delivering treatment to patients suffering life-threatening heart attacks because time is heart muscle. Within two hours of the onset of a heart attack, you've lost 50 percent of the affected heart muscle and by six hours it's gone altogether."


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Contact: Anne DeLotto Baier
abaier@health.usf.edu
813-974-3300
University of South Florida Health
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