Irish Heart Attack Audit summary report 2017-2020
The Irish Heart Attack Audit (IHAA) focuses on the care of patients who have suffered a major heart attack in Ireland. This type of heart attack is known as an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). A STEMI is a very serious type of heart attack in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly cut off. This can cause significant damage to the heart and urgent treatment is necessary. All patients with STEMI should have specialist treatment to unblock clogged arteries. There are two types of treatment - thrombolysis, which is a clot-dissolving drug and primary percutaneous coronary intervention (primary PCI) which involves inserting a wire into the blocked artery in order to open it with a balloon and stent. There are 10 hospitals in Ireland, known as PCI centres, who carry out primary PCI.
CommentsThe original report is available at https://www.noca.ie & https://doi.org/10.25419/rcsi.19626528.v1
Published CitationThe National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA), Irish Heart Attack Audit (IHAA). Irish Heart Attack Audit summary report 2017-2020, Dublin: National Office of Clinical Audit; [n.d]
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PublisherNational Office of Clinical Audit
- National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA)