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Optimization of Emergency Care Pathway Beginning with Pre-admission Procedures for Patients with ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Impact on First Medical Contact to Balloon Time and Prognosis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.560
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The optimized emergency care pathway, beginning with pre-admission procedures, can significantly shorten the first medical contact to balloon (FMC2B) and door-to-balloon (D2B) time, and will improve the short- and long-term prognosis for STEMI patients.  

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Accepted: 
08 Feb, 2016
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e-Published: 22 Mar, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Ischaemic Heart Disease at the University Hospital of the West Indies: Trends in Hospital Admissions and Inpatient Mortality Rates 2005−2010

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.293
Pages: 
424–30
Synopsis: 
Ischaemic heart disease accounted for 12.1% of medical admissions at the University Hospital of the West Indies for the years 2005–2010. Inpatient mortality rate for acute myocardial infarction was 18.9%.

Objectives: This study aimed to estimate hospital admission rates and inpatient mortality rates for ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and its subtypes at The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for the years 2005─2010, and to identify factors associated with inpatient mortality.

Accepted: 
14 Dec, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014

Acute Myocardial Infarction Associated with Trousseau's Syndrome: Case Report and Review of the Literature

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.140

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Objective: Trousseau’s syndrome, malignancy associated hypercoagulability, comprises polymorphic spectrum of arterial and venous thrombotic disorders in setting of neoplastic disease. We suspected that acute myocardial infarction in a patient with low cardiovascular risk and suspicious lung infiltration might be a presentation of Trousseau’s syndrome.

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

The Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms in a Trinidadian Cardiac Population

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.149
Pages: 
620–7
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The prevalence of depressive symptoms in persons with self-reported cardiovascular disease was examined in a Trinidadian population. Forty-seven per cent of participants were identified with high depressive symptoms compared to 32% of participants with no self-reported cardiovascular illness.
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Accepted: 
27 Sep, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Audit of Sudden Deaths in the Accident and Emergency Department of a Tertiary Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago

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61–7
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Sudden deaths in an accident and emergency department in Trinidad and Tobago were examined. The majority of deaths were cardiovascular, followed by trauma.

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Objective: To determine the proportion of deaths due to confirmed myocardial infarction (CMI) and the aetiology of sudden death at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital (A&E) department for January to June 2008.

Methods: This retrospective study utilized the death register to determine the number of A&E deaths for the study period. Patients dying from MI were investigated using records to obtain ECG and postmortem reports.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Time Equals Myocardium: Are We in Time?

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680–5
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Early reperfusion is critical to salvaging infarcting myocardium. We have explored the time delay in patients receiving thrombolysis and have found there are significant delays in patients getting to a thrombolysis centre and receiving thrombolysis once they have arrived.

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Objective: To determine the door to thrombolysis time of patients who presented to the Adult Priority Care Facility of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex from February 1 – May 31, 2008.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

The Prevalence of Type D Personality in a Trinidadian Cardiac Population

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.148
Pages: 
468–74
Synopsis: 
Type D personality was investigated in persons with selfreported cardiovascular disease in a Trinidadian cardiac population. Forty-two per cent of participants were identified as Type D as compared to 26% of participants who did not report having a cardiovascular illness.

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Objective: The current study investigated the prevalence of Type D personality in persons with selfreported cardiovascular disease and the interactions of Type D personality, reported cardiovascular disease and gender in a Trinidadian cardiac population.

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27 Sep, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013
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