Reduce door to needle, not door to balloon, times first

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7455.1567-b (Published 24 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1567
  1. Sharif Hossain (sharif.hossain@doctors.org.uk), senior house officer in medicine
  1. Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7FB

    EDITOR—Primary angioplasty may well prove to be the gold standard for treatment of ST elevation myocardial infarctions in the future, as Smith advocates,1 but for the moment I foresee many factors against angioplasty. This is especially highlighted …

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