In this large retrospective Danish cohort, researchers found that delays in time to PCI in patients with STEMI increased the risk of subsequent CHF; every 1 hour system delay increased the risk by 10%. This enhances the enthusiasm for short door to balloon time (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.