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Dr. Nishith Chandra : STEMI Management- Delaying Heart Attack Treatment Leads To Death

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Dr. Nitish Chandra Director and Chief of Cardiovascular, Fortis Hospital, Noida, spoke to Hiral Bhatt t at STEMI India 2018, Lucknow. This is what he said:


' STEMI is ST elevation myocardial infarction and there are new guidelines which have come.'


'In diagnosis, even if you are getting normal ECG in you must not send the patient home because in 10 to 12% of the patients with myocardial infarction can have a normal ECG. The patient should be kept in the clinic for 6 hours.'


  • " Patient With Chest Pain Must Be observed For 6 Hours Even if ECG is normal "

'If a patient is having a myocardial infarction, then the physician must send him for primary angioplasty within 120 minutes.'


'In remote towns where the PCI facility is at a distance of more than 2 hours, give fibrinolytic agents or thrombolysis within 10 minutes of patient's diagnosis.'


  • " Ideally A Patient Must Be Sent To Cath Lab For PCI Within 2 Hours of Attack "

Watch the full interview


Highlights

  • Patient With Chest Pain Must Be observed For 6 Hours Even In Normal ECG
  • The Patient Must Be Sent To Cath Lab For PCI Within 2 Hours
  • If The Cath Lab Is Far give Thrombolysis, then PCI Within 24 Hours

Dr. Nishith Chandra

Director Interventional Cardiologist

Fortis Escorts, Delhi

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