Could the mere acquisition of a prehospital ECG in your chest pain patients decrease their mortality!? Turns out it can!

This study used a one-to-one propensity matched cohort of a large group of prehospital chest pain patients. The odds of death in those who received and ECG compared to those that did not was: OR 0.65 (95% CI 0.49-0.85; p< 0.001). Essentially, if 100 patients who did not get and ECG died; 35 may not have died if they had an ECG interpretation by a paramedic. Keep those stickers flowing!

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