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RACE: a statewide model of better, faster heart attack care
Date:11/4/2007

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  • Median time from door to infusion of clot-busting therapy fell from 35 to 29 minutes. (17 per cent)

  • Median time from door-in to door-out at transfer hospitals fell from 120 to 71 minutes. (41 per cent)

  • Median time from arriving at a feeder hospital to beginning treatment at a receiving hospital fell from 149 minutes to 106 minutes. (29 per cent)

Studies show that heart attack patients treated with reperfusion therapies within 90 minutes do best. But many people who are eligible to get these treatments dont get them in time, or dont get them at all, says Jollis. Now, we know how to change that.


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