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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 58-61

Effect of WeChat platform on ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction reperfusion treatment time and curative effect


Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Chongming Branch of Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Correspondence Address:
Yingmin Lu
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Chongming Branch of Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 202150
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/cp.cp_35_18

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Objective: The objective of the study is to construct a regional ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treatment network system using the WeChat platform as a carrier and to explore the effect of this system on the time to reperfusion treatment and efficacy of treatment for patients with acute STEMI. Materials and Methods: The Department of Cardiology at our hospital constructed a STEMI rescue WeChat group including 120 emergency departments and acute care hospitals in the district. For all suspected STEMIs, relevant medical history data were uploaded to the WeChat group, a physician from the Department of Cardiology was consulted electronically, and this cardiologist was able to inform the local physician of a reperfusion treatment plan. One hundred and seventy-seven STEMI patients were transferred to our hospital within 12 h of presentation, of which 81 cases were transferred before the establishment of the WeChat group (the control group), and 96 cases were transferred using the WeChat system (WeChat group). The time to reperfusion, O-to-FMC time, FMC-to-B time, D-to-B time, average hospitalization stay, and mortality during hospitalization were observed and compared between the two groups. Results: The WeChat group had a lower O-to-FMC time compared with the control group, but this difference was not statistically significant. The FMC-to-B time, the time of D-to-B, and the average days of hospitalization in the WeChat group were all lower compared with those in the control group. The incidence of cardiovascular events and the heart function ratio of the patients after 6 months were compared, and the WeChat group was statistically superior to the control group in relation to these outcomes. Conclusion: The establishment of a STEMI regional treatment network based on the WeChat platform can shorten the time to reperfusion treatment, reduce postreperfusion cardiovascular events, shorten the days of hospitalization, and improve the heart function of patients.


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