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door to drug interval 

EMERGENCY CARE

An emergency medicine term of art for the time that elapses–ideally 30 minutes or less–between when a patient with chest pain arrives at A&E/ER and there’s enough data to confirm an evolving acute MI/STEMI, and the patient receives a thrombolytic agent–e.g., alteplase, streptokinase, etc.*

*Reteplase, tenecteplase, urokinase, anisoylated purified streptokinase activator complex–APSAC 

Synonyms  Door-to-drug time, time to thrombolytic 

References http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/155919-treatment

http://www.mainehealth.org/mh_body.cfm?id=3763

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