Navigation Links
Response time to open arteries for most critical patients still too slow
Date:11/16/2011

HOUSTON (Nov. 16, 2011) Cardiologists are quick to point to statistics showing that the "door-to-balloon" treatment time for heart attack patients has dropped significantly in the past few years.

But a retrospective study reveals that those who call 911 are most likely to have suffered a severe heart attack and despite receiving treatment quickly, they are still dying at unacceptable rates, say researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Results from the large retrospective study were presented yesterday at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2011 by lead author James J. McCarthy, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine at the UTHealth Medical School and director of the Emergency Center at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

Door-to-balloon refers to the period of time from a patient's arrival at the hospital to when a guidewire reaches the blockage and opens the artery with the inflation of a tiny balloon.

The results of the study revealed that patients who call 911 instead of transporting themselves to the emergency room arrive 30 minutes faster and have shorter door-to-balloon times (56 minutes versus 70). Unfortunately, in spite of this they are more likely to be in shock (10.7 percent versus 3.5), suffer heart failure (9.9 percent versus 6.3) by the time they get to the hospital and more likely to die during their hospitalization (7.2 percent versus 2.4).

"Those who call an ambulance are three times more likely to die because their disease is worse. They are much sicker," McCarthy said. "We suspect that it means they have a larger infarct (area of damage). It's a vulnerable population that despite rapid emergency medical services (EMS) and hospital care still has higher mortality"

Previous UTHealth research has shown that if the artery is unblocked in the first hour after a heart attack, there is minimal damage. After three hours,
'/>"/>

Contact: Deborah Mann Lake
deborah.m.lake@uth.tmc.edu
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Increasing dosage of clopidogrel for patients with genetic variation improves response to medication
2. Study identifies factors linked with better medication response for treatment of juvenile arthritis
3. Gladstone scientists identify gene critical for cell responses to oxygen deprivation
4. MVA-B Spanish HIV vaccine shows 90 percent immune response in humans
5. Chemo plus radiation before surgery increases tumor response for rectal cancer
6. Decoding vaccination: Mayo researchers reveal genetic underpinnings of response to measles vaccine
7. Childhood maltreatment linked to long-term depression risk and poor response to treatment
8. Fatty Comfort Foods May Alter Brains Response to Sadness
9. Signaling molecule identified as essential for maintaining a balanced immune response
10. Low Empathy Response in Brain Might Point to Autism Gene
11. Amrubicin improved response rate and progression-free survival vs. topotecan in Phase III trial
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2014)... September 21, 2014 Over the past ... drugs to inundate the market, thereby cutting into revenue ... industry. According to data from Industry Canada, the loss ... industry $1.8 and $2.5 billion in 2010 and 2012, ... patent exclusivity, which has hampered revenue growth, many pharmaceutical ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... September 21, 2014 "I want to ... and back but haven’t the money for chiropractors," said ... to have such a product for myself." , The ... to stretch the thigh muscles and align the spine ... as relieves discomfort of pinched nerves. Compact and easy ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Discount-Dress.com, a ... has recently announced its decision to implement a new ... easier for ladies across the world. Furthermore, the company ... for ladies. , The new items come in ... discounted prices, up to 56 percent off. "We are ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... September 21, 2014 More than ... been added over the past month to a ... serious cardiovascular injuries caused by the dialysis concentrate, ... updated on September 15th shows 2,089 cases filed ... District Court, District of Massachusetts. These claims were ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... 2014 Faculty and staff at Garrison Forest ... in Owings Mills, Md., kicked off the academic year by ... GFS is the first independent school to receive the bands— ... even sleep patterns— as part of a pilot program with ... walking specialty chain. The Vivofit bands are just one tool ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:Discount-Dress.com Implements A New Shopping Cart Software And Provides New Beach Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Federal GranuFlo Litigation Adds Dozens of Cases Alleging Serious Cardiovascular Injuries, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal GranuFlo Litigation Adds Dozens of Cases Alleging Serious Cardiovascular Injuries, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Federal GranuFlo Litigation Adds Dozens of Cases Alleging Serious Cardiovascular Injuries, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Garrison Forest School Leader in Independent School Wellness Programs 2
... , , ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. and ... its approximately 83% owned subsidiary, WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD ), ... months ended June 30, 2009 at approximately 4:00 pm (ET) on Thursday, July ... on that day to discuss those results. , ...
... , ARDEE, Ireland, July 14 Warner Chilcott ... its second quarter 2009 financial results prior to the market opening on ... In addition to issuing a press release, the Company will host a ... 8:00 AM (Eastern Time) to review the results. To participate in the ...
... July 14 Earlier today a three judge panel of the ... a case considering the constitutionality of the 1995 Illinois Parental Notice of ... enjoined from enforcement until today,s ruling. The following statement can be attributed ... Illinois : , , ...
... ... Benjamin as President Obama,s pick for surgeon general. , ... Washington, DC (Vocus) June 14, 2009 --    U.S. ... surgeon general. The Alabama family physician has been an advocate for universal care, and ...
... , SAN FRANCISCO, July 14 ... Pfizer Inc. on its recently-completed divestment of three investigational compounds ... of the agreement were not disclosed. , ... Cholesterol-Aceyltransferase (ACAT) inhibitor currently in Phase 2 development for the ...
... , , SANTA MONICA, Calif., ... Dakim(R) BrainFitness(TM) System has now been adopted by 286 senior living communities ... memory loss. Dakim has added 136 new sites in the last year, ... the senior care market. , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HLTH and WebMD Announce Second Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call 2Health News:U.S. African Chamber Of Commerce Congratulates U.S. on New Surgeon General, May Improve Health Care for Middle Income Families 2Health News:U.S. African Chamber Of Commerce Congratulates U.S. on New Surgeon General, May Improve Health Care for Middle Income Families 3Health News:Burrill Merchant Banking Advises Pfizer Inc. on Dermatology Portfolio Divestment 2Health News:Dakim BrainFitness Now Used in 286 Senior Living Communities, Adding 136 Sites in 12 Months for Dementia-Fighting System 2Health News:Dakim BrainFitness Now Used in 286 Senior Living Communities, Adding 136 Sites in 12 Months for Dementia-Fighting System 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) is ... has joined the AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program. ... have been actively involved in AAHomecare for much of ... grown into a major global manufacturer of home medical ... to increase efforts on behalf of the HME sector ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 Larry J. ... CVS ), will speak before the National Press Club ... discuss the company,s recent move to stop selling tobacco products ... the future of health. "Dramatic changes in our ... care providers and government," Merlo has said. "CVS Health has ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014  Lpath, Inc. ... in bioactive lipid-targeted therapeutics, announced today that it ... registered shares of common stock and 3,605,042 unregistered ... purchase price for one registered share of common ... unregistered share of common stock will be $3.475.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program 2CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 2CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 3Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 2Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 3
... Clinical trial data for Perforomist(TM) Solution presented ... Data from a Phase IIIb,clinical trial ... treatment provided prolonged bronchodilation,and increased patient satisfaction ... data were presented today in Philadelphia,at CHEST ...
... BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 29 Sanofi-aventis,announced today that ... (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection) to improve glycemic,control ... mellitus., The approval of Apidra(R) for pediatric ... phase III, open-label, active control study of Apidra(R) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nebulized Perforomist(TM) Inhalation Solution Provided Prolonged Bronchodilation and Increased Patient Satisfaction Compared to Albuterol/Ipratropium MDI 2Nebulized Perforomist(TM) Inhalation Solution Provided Prolonged Bronchodilation and Increased Patient Satisfaction Compared to Albuterol/Ipratropium MDI 3Nebulized Perforomist(TM) Inhalation Solution Provided Prolonged Bronchodilation and Increased Patient Satisfaction Compared to Albuterol/Ipratropium MDI 4Nebulized Perforomist(TM) Inhalation Solution Provided Prolonged Bronchodilation and Increased Patient Satisfaction Compared to Albuterol/Ipratropium MDI 5Nebulized Perforomist(TM) Inhalation Solution Provided Prolonged Bronchodilation and Increased Patient Satisfaction Compared to Albuterol/Ipratropium MDI 6FDA Approves Rapid-Acting Insulin Apidra(R) for Treatment of Children with Diabetes 2FDA Approves Rapid-Acting Insulin Apidra(R) for Treatment of Children with Diabetes 3FDA Approves Rapid-Acting Insulin Apidra(R) for Treatment of Children with Diabetes 4FDA Approves Rapid-Acting Insulin Apidra(R) for Treatment of Children with Diabetes 5
... Comfort Pick one of our pipettors up ... trigger and ejector positionsright where they should beeven ... ergonomically designed to help avoid repetitive stress injuries ... In The Palm Of Your Hand Start ...
... The total ergonomic solution and best ... Soft, feather touch action and ultra lightweight ... Stress-free tip ejection with long, lever tip ... identification , Accepts universal tips or for ...
... is ideal for all liquid handling applications ... operating buttons, and various dispensing techniques such ... make this a lab favorite. It intuitively ... pipette without any adverse effects on the ...
... Transfer an Entire Column of a 384 ... and throughput with 384 well plates, you need ... well spacing. Thats exactly what you get with ... Impact2 software (see Impact/Impact2), this innovation was specifically ...
Medicine Products: