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Revista Costarricense de Cardiología

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GARZONA-NAVAS, Andrés et al. Estrategias Regionales de Optimización de Manejo del Infarto Agudo al Miocardio con Elevación del Segmento ST. Necesidad de “Código Infarto Costa Rica”. Rev. costarric. cardiol [online]. 2022, vol.24, n.1, pp.11-17. ISSN 1409-4142.

Regional management optimization strategies for ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction. Need for “Costa Rica Heart Attack Code”

In recent years Costa Rica's leading cause of death has been myocardial infarction before COVID-19 pandemic. Regionalized strategies focused on the optimization of STEMI treatment improves guideline's recommendations adherence and their application is associated with better coronary reperfusion outcomes that tracks multiple benefits for the healthcare systems involved. These strategies are constituted by multidisciplinary teams from prehospital settings as well as centers with and without PCI capability that include proper protocolization, practical application of evidence based medicine. The incorporation of a STEMI Code strategy may offer potential additional benefits to Costa Rica healthcare.

Keywords : Acute myocardial infarction; Heart disease; Cardiovascular diseases..

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