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Pain to Hospital Times After Myocardial Infarction in Patients from Dalmatian Mainland and Islands, Southern Croatia


Novak, Katarina; Aljinović, Jure; Kostić, Sandra; Čapkun, Vesna; Novak Ribičić, Kristijana; Batinić, Tonći; Štula, Ivana; Puljak, Livia
Pain to Hospital Times After Myocardial Infarction in Patients from Dalmatian Mainland and Islands, Southern Croatia // Croatian medical journal, 51 (2010), 5; 423-431 doi:10.3325/cmj.2010.51.423 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Pain to Hospital Times After Myocardial Infarction in Patients from Dalmatian Mainland and Islands, Southern Croatia

Autori
Novak, Katarina ; Aljinović, Jure ; Kostić, Sandra ; Čapkun, Vesna ; Novak Ribičić, Kristijana ; Batinić, Tonći ; Štula, Ivana ; Puljak, Livia

Izvornik
Croatian medical journal (0353-9504) 51 (2010), 5; 423-431

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Acute myocardial infarction; hospital admission; emergency medical services; treatment delay

Sažetak
Aim was to analyze pre-hospital delay in patients with myocardial infarction from mainland and islands of Split-Dalmatian County, southern Croatia. The study included all patients with myocardial infarction transported by ambulance to the University Hospital Split in 1999, 2003, and 2005. Pre-hospital delay was analyzed in the following intervals: pain-to-call, call-to-ambulance, ambulance-to-door, and door-to-coronary care unit interval. Patients were categorized according to the location from which they were transported: Split, mainland >15 km from Split, and islands. There were 1314 patients (62.9% men) transported and hospitalized for myocardial infarction. Total prehospital delay (pain-to-hospital) was significantly reduced from 1999 to 2005 (5.2 hours vs 4.3 hours, P = 0.011). Seventy- five patients (5.7%) were admitted to the coronary care unit within the recommended time-frame of less than 90 minutes, none of which was from the islands, while 248 patients (18.9%) were admitted more than 12 hours from the onset of pain. Pre-hospital delay in patients with myocardial infarction in southern Croatia is still too long, especially in patients coming from outside of Split. Prognosis and survival of such patients may be improved by introducing changes to the health care system in remote areas, such as out-of-hospital thrombolysis, greater use of telemedicine, training of lay persons and paramedics in defibrillation, introduction of quality assessment mechanisms, and improved patient transport.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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