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SCAI highlights study using wireless technology to speed care of heart attack patients
...rgency room but also to a receiving station in the cath
lab. From there the electrocardiogram is automatic... having a heart attack are whisked directly to the cath
lab. Using the wireless system, cardiologists are now notified an average of 15 minutes before the...
Quick trip to cath lab best for women with acute coronary syndromes
... benefit as much as men from a trip to the cardiac cath
lab shortly after being hospitalized, according to...show that women should not be denied access to the cath
lab, particularly high-risk women," said Rachid Elkoustaf, MD, MPH, a senior cardiology fellow at th...
ECG transmission from ambulance cuts time to direct clot removal
...on to mobilize all the personnel necessary for the cath
lab to be ready to go when the patient arrives." The researchers were studying a specific kind of heart attack known as an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). When a cardiologist spots a major elevation of the tracing in the ST portio...
Updated infection-control guidelines focus on patients, personnel in the cardiovascular cath lab
... in Hershey, PA. "Infections in the cardiovascular cath
lab are very uncommon, and it is essential that th...tic, protective masks and other garb to be worn by cath
lab staff, and the acceptable level of air circulation in the cath
lab. "The guidelines are more com...
ECG transmission by cell phone speeds heart attack treatment
...tient is immediately whisked to the cardiovascular cath
lab, where an interventional cardiologist opens th...ospital in Southfield, Mich. "We're mobilizing the cath
lab team while the patient is still at home." Traditionally, paramedics perform an ECG in the field ...