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Table 3 Direct admission to catheter laboratory vs ED admission

From: The impact of direct admission to a catheterisation lab/CCU in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction on the delay to reperfusion and early risk of death: results of a systematic review including meta-analysis

Study ID Number of participants Time; pathway group (minutes) Time; control group (minutes) P value
Carstensen et al. 2007[21] P N=108, MD=34 (IQR 27-48) MD=50 (IQR 34-85) P<0.001
C N=193
Bång et al. 2008[23] P N=115, MD=72 (IQR NR) MD=97 (IQR NR) P<0.001
C N=66
Dorsch et al. 2008[22] P N=172 MD=58 (IQR NR) MD=105 (IQR NR) P<0.001
C N=215
Grosgurin et al. 2010[24] P N=119 MD=71 (IQR 46-103) MD=109 (IQR 74,5-149,5) P<0.001
C N=77
Majumder et al. 2011[25] P N=200 MD=39 (IQR 26-53) MD=82 (IQR 49-120) P<0.001
C N=161
  1. N= Numbers.
  2. P= Pathway.
  3. C= Control.
  4. MD= Median.
  5. IQR= Interquartile range.
  6. NR= Not reported.
  7. Door to balloon time.