Pre-hospital alarm activation for STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention in the era of transradial procedures

Published: 16 July 2016
Author(s): Fabio Rigamonti, Baris Gencer, Florian Rey, Jawad Chaara, Elena Tessitore, Sholan Bunwaree, Pascal Meier, Stéphane Noble, Olivier Grosgurin, Robert Larribeau, Stephan Windecker, Federico Carbone, Fabrizio Montecucco, Nicolas Rodondi, Christian M. Matter, Thomas F. Luscher, François Mach, Marco Roffi
Issue: July 2016
Section: Original Article

Transradial access (TRA) improves outcome compared with trans-femoral access for the management of patients with acute coronary syndromes. In this setting, it is unknown whether the activation of a pre-hospital alarm system (PHAS) confers additional benefit for the prognosis of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).