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Median time for AMI patients to PTCA,a all payers, United States, 2005
||Median time (minutes)
|85 and over
a Time in minutes from arrival to percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in patients with ST segment elevation or left bundle branch block (LBBB) on the electrocardiogram (ECG) performed closest to hospital arrival time.
Key: AMI: acute myocardial infarction.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.