The majority of deaths from myocardial infarction occur soon after the onset of symptoms. The mobile scheme described allows intensive care to commence in the patient's own home or at the site of infarction and thus reduces the interval between the onset of symptoms and the initiation of intensive care. Monitoring is continued during transport and following admission to the hospital coronary care unit.
The major impact of therapy on the mortality from acute myocardial infarction will result from the detection and correction of rhythm disturbances.
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