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Monday, November 18, 2019

Management STEMI Threshold

Treatment threshold in STEMI
FIRST 10EM - By Justin Morgenstern - November 11, 2019
"By now, I think everyone has heard of the test threshold. It is most often discussed in the context of the workup for pulmonary embolism. (I think it is an important concept that we probably need to employ more widely in emergency medicine, but that is the topic of a future post.) At the opposite end of the spectrum, there is an equally important concept called the treatment threshold, which gets far less attention. In this post, I discuss how thinking about the treatment threshold made me more comfortable managing STEMI with thrombolytics..."