Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD)
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.