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STEMI time delays: a clinical perspective : Editorial comment on the article by Verweij et al.

Authors
  • de Boer, M-J
  • Zijlstra, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2015
Volume
23
Issue
9
Pages
415–419
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s12471-015-0728-z
PMID: 26187608
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

STEMI time delays have been introduced as a performance indicator or marker of quality of care. As they are only one part of a very complex medical process, one should be aware of concomitant issues that may be overlooked or even be more important with regard to clinical outcome of STEMI patients. In this overview we try to summarise the most important ones.

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