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Table 1.50a
Median time for AMI patients to PTCA,a all payers, United States, 2005
Population group Median time (minutes)
Total   99
Gender Male 96
Female 105
Race White 97
Black 115
Hispanic 108
Native American 95
Asian 104
Age Under 65 95
65-74 100
75-84 106
85 and over 114

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.


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