Chapter 30. Early Prehospital Management of ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

  1. Salim Yusuf DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC Research Chair Professor of Medicine Director Vice President Research3,4,5,
  2. John A Cairns MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine Former Dean6,
  3. A John Camm MD British Heart Foundation Professor Head of Cardiac7,
  4. Ernest L Fallen MD, FRCPC Professor Emeritus8 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh MB, ChB, DPhil Consultant Professor of Medicine9
  1. Robert C Welsh MD, FRCPC Associate Professor Director1 and
  2. Paul W Armstrong MD2

Published Online: 21 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch30

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Welsh, R. C. and Armstrong, P. W. (2009) Early Prehospital Management of ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, in Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 3

    McMaster University, Canada

  2. 4

    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

  3. 5

    Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  4. 6

    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  5. 7

    St George's University of London, London, UK

  6. 8

    McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  7. 9

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology, University of Alberta & Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  2. 2

    Distinguished University Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159258

Online ISBN: 9781444309768

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Keywords:

  • early prehospital management of ST elevation myocardial infarction;
  • patient symptom recognition - public education strategies;
  • prehospital diagnosis of ST elevation myocardial infarction;
  • prehospital management of ST elevation myocardial infarction;
  • integration of prehospital strategies - system-wide reperfusion program;
  • mechanical co-intervention subsequent to prehospital fibrinolysis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Patient symptom recognition, public education strategies and activation of the prehospital emergency medical system

  • Prehospital diagnosis of ST elevation myocardial infarction

  • Prehospital management of ST elevation myocardial infarction

  • Integration of prehospital strategies in a system-wide reperfusion program

  • Conclusion

  • References