Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology
Transportation of patients with acute myocardial infarction for primary percutaneous coronary intervention by helicopter ambulance [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2009; 37(6): 348-352

Transportation of patients with acute myocardial infarction for primary percutaneous coronary intervention by helicopter ambulance

Ender Örnek, Sani Namık Murat, Harun Kılıç, Ramazan Akdemir
Department Of Cardiology, Ministery of Health Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Education And Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Ministery of Health has been established air ambulance system in Turkey. Fifteen provinces throughout Turkey has been determined as centers of the system. One-hour flight distances from these centers altogether cover whole country. Since October 2008, two helicopter ambulances has been deployed continously in our hospital as part of this nationwide system. Prompt use of reperfusion therapy improves survival of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients. Accordingly rapidly transporting the patient to a hospital is very important. Two components of the delay from the onset of AMI to reperfusion therapy includes prehospital and interhospital transportation. Two cases with (AMI) were transferred to our hospital by helicopter ambulances for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In this report AMI care systems for PCI and and the role of air transportation has been discussed.

Keywords: myocardium, infarction, patient, transportation, helicopter, ambulance, percutaneous, coronary, intervention

How to cite this article
Ender Örnek, Sani Namık Murat, Harun Kılıç, Ramazan Akdemir. Transportation of patients with acute myocardial infarction for primary percutaneous coronary intervention by helicopter ambulance. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2009; 37(6): 348-352

Corresponding Author: Ender Örnek, Türkiye
© Copyright 2020 Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology
LookUs & Online Makale