Primary PCI: Conference in Glasgow

Places are available for this conference on Friday 10th June aimed at health professionals from across Scotland who are involved with care for patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome.

New guidelines have been published by the European Society of Cardiology (on revascularisation and persistent ST elevation) which have increased the permissible transfer times from diagnosis to cath lab.  These will be of particular interest to rural GPs, especially those who provide care in community hospitals.  The increased transfer times mean that potentially more patients will qualify for helicopter (or other urgent transport) transfer, including from the patient’s locus if diagnosed at the scene.

The free event will include a live videolink into the cath lab of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow (next door to the conference venue), as well as workshops from leading cardiologists on topics such as difficult ECGs and local protocols.  Previously run PPCI conferences have had excellent reviews.

For more information have a look at the website here.  Spread the word to colleagues, including paramedics, and be sure to register to secure a place.

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