Jun 11th 2020

STEMI triage can free up ICU beds for COVID-19 and beyond (TCTMD)

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Up to two-thirds of STEMI patients have a low enough risk to safely skip ICU-level care, without sacrificing safety or outcomes, physicians assert in a new Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions "core curriculum" paper. This concept, they say, may be particularly valuable as hospitals face strained resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.