Winner for Translational Research

Hunter​​ New England Local Health District (HNELHD)

Trent Williams, Jillian Skinner

Regardless of whether patients live in a rural or metropolitan area, they can now have their myocardial infarction (MI) diagnosed and treatment commenced in the back of an ambulance via mobile phone, with excellent clinical outcomes.

This is the outcome of a project intended to improve MI treatment. Two well-described methods of reperfusion strategies for the treatment of MI were examined: Prehospital Thrombolysis and Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Real world experience shows that Prehospital Thrombolysis followed by early transfer to a Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention capable facility is a safe and effective method of treating MI for all patients across our District. This significant research project examined the major statistical endpoints that ensure this project is a robust examination of the treatment of MI. This analysis has ensured that the method of treating MI is comparable to any system worldwide.​​​​​​​

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