Lege Artis Medicinae

[AMBULANCE CARE OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME]

BURÁNY Béla

NOVEMBER 30, 2005

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2006;16(01 klsz)

[In Hungary, the advanced life support and mobile intensive care units of the National Ambulance Service are responsible for the effective praehospital care of patients with acute coronary syndrome. At the onset of chest pain, patients are supposed to call the ambulance service without delay. The dispatcher is to direct the most adequate unit to each patient. On-site treatment and optimization of medical care pathways are supported by existing algorithms. For early onset ST-elevation myocardial infarcts, praehospital fibrinolysis can provide the most benefit. Emergency secondary transports may lead to significant delays; therefore, this pathway should be limited to carefully selected cases.]

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