Letters Door-to-balloon times

Ups and downs of balloon times

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2424 (Published 15 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2424
  1. Brian A Cattle, research fellow1,
  2. Darren C Greenwood, senior lecturer in biostatistics1,
  3. Christopher P Gale, academic clinical lecturer in cardiology1,
  4. Robert M West, reader in health statistics1
  1. 1Division of Biostatistics, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
  1. b.a.cattle{at}leeds.ac.uk

    In the United States, treatment of ST elevation myocardial infarction by primary percutaneous coronary intervention is most effective if given within 90 minutes after admission to hospital.1 In the United Kingdom, the 90 minute door-to-balloon time is likely to …

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