ACC/AHA new performance and quality measures for treating patients with heart attack


eMediNexus    24 September 2017

The American College of Cardiology ACC and American Heart Association AHA have released updated clinical performance and quality measures to benchmark and improve the quality of care for adult patients hospitalized with ST Elevation and Non ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction STEMI and NSTEMI respectively . Published September 21 2017 simultaneously in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation the guidelines emphasize on timely delivery of reperfusion therapy for STEMI patients with four dedicated measures door to needle time first medical contact device time door in door out time and time to primary percutaneous coronary intervention PCI among transferred patients.

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