PCI within 90 minutes of arrivalWhat It Means
The percentage of patients who have an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who receive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes of hospital arrival time.
Why It Is Important
Clinical evidence shows that generally AMI patients who receive PCI have a significant reduction in death rate and in complications from the AMI. The earlier the PCI is performed, the more effective it is in improving outcomes.
Denominator Excluded Populations
- Patients less than 18 years of age
- Patients received in transfer from another acute care hospital, including another emergency department
- Patients administered thrombolytic agents