Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1-3

Acceleration of chest pain center construction and improvements for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction in China

1 Department of Cardiology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China
2 Department of Cardiology, Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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Prof. Yong Huo
Department of Cardiology, Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, 108 Fenglin Road, 200032 Shanghai
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2470-7511.248350

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At present, cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and control in China is in crisis. The level of acute coronary syndrome treatment and the establishment of modern treatment guidelines in China lag behind those other developed countries. The Chinese Medical Association, the Chinese Association of Cardiovascular Health, and the Cardiovascular Health Alliance have developed a program to accelerate the construction of China Chest Pain Centers (CCPC) and stringent certification requirements. The program includes (1) establishing demonstration centers in 60 cities throughout China, (2) development of guidelines for the construction and certification of regional and primary chest pain centers, (3) expansion of the number of training instructors and certification experts, (4) expansion of the scale and frequency of training, (5) quality improvements to the overall training system, and (6) quality improvements to key assessment indicators information systems and related initiatives. We propose the establishment of 40 chest pain center demonstration bases through the provision of guidance and training to 2500 hospitals toward the goals of promotion, construction, and certification of 1000 chest pain centers in China between 2016 and 2018.

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