For the patient suffering from myocardial infarction, immediate medical help is crucial. The speedy arrival of the EMS staff to a patient‘s location is critically important, but so is the immediate transportation to the nearest cardiocenter with the goal of performing a special invasive procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
At present, at least one-third of PCIs are performed outside of the medically accepted time limit. Studies show that up to one-half of the patients don‘t go to the PCI center directly but arrive by arranged secondary transportation. There‘s still a limited ability among paramedics to recognize an ECG diagnosis of myocardial infarction while on location with the patient, and many times the STEMI diagnosis is only then established at the local Emergency Department. This secondary transportation to a PCI cardiocenter causes delay that could be harmful to the patient.
The communication technology STEMI enables immediate voice and picture consultation regarding a 12 lead ECG with a cardiologist in the nearest PCI cardiocenter. If myocardial infarction (STEMI) is confirmed, the patient is then transported directly to the PCI cardiocenter with a cath lab without any time delay. The mobile application STEMI can save the life of your patient.
increases the ratio of initial transports directly to a PCI cardiocenter
decreases the number of false activations of the STEMI team
saves miles for the paramedics and increases EMS efficiency
enables the cardiocenter to monitor the paramedic's position and estimated time of arrival
shortens the total ischemic period for a patient with a myocardial infarction