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Date: Sep 8, 2021


As soon as the patient arrived to our facility, he had a "rescue PCI".  He was a transfer from another facility after thrombolytics were given. Would this be considered "emergent?" They never say "emergent", and some time had passed from when he was at Urgent Care, then to the ER, and then transferred to our facility for PCI. The cath lab knew that he was coming so he presented straight to the cath lab.

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