Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Outcome Area|
A patient with an acute ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), for whom emergency reperfusion is clinically appropriate, is offered timely percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or fibrinolysis in accordance with the time frames recommended by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (2011).
In general, primary PCI is recommended if the time from first medical contact to balloon inflation is anticipated to be less than 90 minutes, otherwise the patient is offered fibrinolysis.
|Indicator sets linked to this outcome area:|
Clinical care standard indicators: acute coronary syndromesHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
|Indicators linked to this outcome area:|
Acute coronary syndromes: 3a-STEMI patients receiving fibrinolysis or PCIHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
Source and reference attributes
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
ACSQHC (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) 2014. Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard. Sydney: ACSQHC.
National Heart Foundation of Australia and The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand 2011. Acute coronary syndromes treatment algorithm. National Heart Foundation of Australia and The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Viewed May 2014, http://heartfoundation.org.au/images/uploads/publications/ ACS_therapy_algorithm-printable.pdf.
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