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GENERAL ENQUIRIES 020 3765 8542
GENERAL ENQUIRIES 020 3765 8542

DtB

30/04/2018

Door to balloon time – In heart attack treatment– the interval between the time the ambulance stops outside the hospital (or the patient ‘self-presents’ at the hospital) and the beginning of the PCI procedure. This is an expression of the ‘hospital’ response, though the performance of an ECG before arrival at hospital and early warning by the ambulance service can alert the receiving hospital and so reduce this interval.

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