Aeromedical transfer to reduce delay in primary angioplasty

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Authors

  • Matthew Balerdi
  • Daniel Y Ellis
  • Philip Grieve
  • Paul Murray
  • Miles Dalby

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

Aeromedical transfer can reduce transfer times for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). Delays in dispatch of the helicopter and landing-reperfusion can reduce the benefits of air travel. The ad hoc nature of these transfers may compound delays. A formal aeromedical transfer service, with rapid dispatch protocols and rapid landing to balloon times could significantly reduce reperfusion times.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)947-50
Number of pages4
JournalResuscitation
Volume82
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011