A review of Cleveland Clinic’s experience over six years shows that concerns that a radial-first approach to ST-elevation myocardial infarction will lengthen door-to-balloon times are unfounded.
Quality improvement successes don’t just happen but instead result from core principles and best practices. A QI leader shares secrets behind recent quality successes in STEMI care, heart failure and more.
A new study shows the path to high-quality STEMI care is to consistently achieve a range of best practices, including guideline-directed medical therapy and high use of transradial access for PCI.
A Cleveland Clinic expert advised a group called STEMI India on how to develop a system of STEMI care for their nation. The effort’s early outcome improvements are now sparking interest across the globe.
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After Cleveland Clinic introduced four key process improvements to standardize acute management of STEMI patients, door-to-balloon times went from good to exceptional. Here’s the backstory.