A time measurement in emergency cardiac care (ECC), specifically in the treatment of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (or STEMI). The interval starts with the patient’s arrival in the emergency department, and ends when a catheter guidewire crosses the culprit lesion in the cardiac cath lab. ACC/AHA guidelines recommend a door-to-balloon interval of no more…

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