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Prehospital Diagnosis and Triage of STEMI

Studies examining accuracy of ER physicians also report variable numbers – 5.2% unnecessary cath activation; 9-14%, depending on false positive definition.  What should be the correct reference standard for EMS (without tele-ECG capability)?

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EMS Complications with STEMI

Among those patients who were diagnosed at home and transported to the hospital, 27% of these patients developed a significant adverse clinical event. The most common events were sinus bradycardia (57 out of 342), hypotension (52 out of 342), or cardiac arrest (13 out of 342).

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