Prehospital Management of Acute STEMI : Practical Approaches and International Strategies for Early Intervention by Edgardo Escobar, MD, FACC, FAHA ; Alejandro Barbagelata, MD, FAHA, FSCAI - Cardiology eBooks from Cardiotext Publishing

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Prehospital Management of Acute STEMI

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Book Description

Prehospital Management of Acute STEMI: Practical Approaches and International Strategies for Early Intervention, the second volume in the Cardiovascular Team Approach Series, discusses the importance of coordinated prehospital care of STEMI with a practical focus on early detection and early intervention. Topics include:

  • ECG acquisition and STEMI specific interpretation
  • Telemedicine and regional triage centers
  • The increasingly important role of nurses and paramedic personnel

Additionally, gain an international perspective as authors from multiple countries discuss their experiences with diverse systems that manage prehospital STEMI recognition and care.

Cardiovascular Team Approach Series

A book series focusing on the interprofessional team approach for the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

  • Highlights the complementary roles of the physician/nurse team as well as the contributions of other disciplines.
  • Provides an international and global perspective on the management of cardiovascular disorders.

Volume Editors:


Edgardo Escobar, MD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine, University of Chile
Medical Director, ITMS Telemedicine of Chile
Santiago, Chile


Alejandro Barbagelata, MD, FAHA, FSCAI
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Texas


Series Editors-in-chief:


Joseph S. Alpert, MD, FAHA, FACC, MACP, FESC
Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona Health Science Network, Tucson, Arizona
Editor in Chief, The American Journal of Medicine


Lynne T. Braun, PhD, CNP, FAHA, FAAN
Professor, Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing, Rush University College of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner, Section of Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois USA


Barbara J. Fletcher, RN, MN, FAHA, FAAN
Clinical Associate Professor, Brooks College of Health, School of Nursing, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida


Gerald Fletcher, MD, FAHA
Professor in Medicine (Cardiovascular Diseases), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

Reviewer: Arnold Hite, MD, MS (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)



This book examines various systems and policies for STEMI
(ST-elevation myocardial infarction) care and triage prior to arrival at
the catheterization laboratory.



The purpose is to analyze the various strategies for prehospital
STEMI management and weigh their pros and cons. With high
variability in STEMI response systems in place across multiple
countries, there is a need to determine which strategies are most
effective. The book accomplishes this task with a systematic
comparison approach to existing early STEMI protocols.



It is intended for those interested in healthcare systems, but would
be most useful for administrators of emergency care and EMS care.
The editors and authors are noted authorities on the topic.



This book provides details of the systems currently in place in STEMI
care from the field to the emergency department, including
emerging technologies and potential pitfalls. The first part of the
book focuses on U.S. healthcare, while the second part discusses
STEMI care around the world in a comparative fashion.



This will be a valuable resource to administrators of emergency care.
Given its objective comparison of multiple systems and their
interaction with laws and government standards, the book would be
particularly useful for those in healthcare policy.