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Reduction in time delays in administering thrombolytic treatment
  1. A C RAO,
  1. Department of Cardiology,
  2. Mayday University Hospital,
  3. Croydon CR7 7YE, UK

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Sir,—Two recent papers in Heartshowed that direct admission of patients with acute myocardial infarction to the coronary care unit (CCU) by ambulance staff reduced time delays in administering thrombolytic treatment.1 ,2The approach is novel; however, because it involves training a large number of ambulance personnel in reading ECGs as well as …

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