Treatment acute myocardial infarct in the pre-hospital phase.

A Mesquita, I Santos, F Rato, C Martins

Abstract


The authors review and discuss the medical treatment in the prehospital phase of acute myocardial infarction while working at the Referral Centre for Emergency Patients of the National Institute for Medical Emergencies (CODU-INEM). The diagnosis of myocardial infarction should be suspected immediately by the doctor on duty at CODU-INEM in all patients with acute thoracic pain. Then it is essential to send a medical team to the scene as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms in order to treat and to prevent acute fatal complications.

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