Pre-hospital risk stratification in suspected Non ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome

Dominique (Nicole) van Dongen

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This dissertation focuses on pre-hospital stratification by ambulance workers in case of suspicion of a heart attack. The aims of this dissertation are to investigate how low-risk patients can be accurately identified, to determine the current use of health care in these patients, and to evaluate whether patients with a high-risk of angioplasty or heart surgery can be detected earlier. This pre-hospital stratification appears to help avoid unnecessary transportation to the hospital of low-risk patients and to limit the use of medical care in this group. In addition, high-risk patients can possibly better be transported directly to an intervention hospital instead of a peripheral hospital. With this study, the researchers hope to be able to help patients with chest pain better and faster.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van 't Hof, Arnoud, Supervisor
  • Ottervanger, J., Co-Supervisor, External person
  • Slingerland, Robbert J., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date3 Sep 2020
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789464160444
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • heart infarct
  • pre-hospital stratification
  • ambulance workers
  • chest pain

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