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!
For the full article, please click here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28864133-association-between-use-of-pre-hospital-ecg-and-30-day-mortality-a-large-cohort-study-of-patients-experiencing-chest-pain/?from_single_result=28864133