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Cardiology Teaching Package

A Beginners Guide to Normal Heart Function, Sinus Rhythm & Common Cardiac Arrhythmias

National Service Framework

Hospitals now have targets laid down by Government in the National Service Framework (NSF). These targets concern the time we get a call from a patient with chest pain, to the time we administer treatment. (The patient must also have ECG evidence of ST elevation.)

These two targets are known as:

Note. At the time of going to press, door to needle time target is 30 minutes, although there is a plan in motion to reduce it to 20 minutes in the near future.

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