Iwashyna and colleagues found ICU associated with improved mortality rates for STEMI patients
"Should STEMI patients recover in the ICU?" - EurekAlert. 6/4/2019.
"A trip to an intensive care unit can be more than twice as costly as a stay in a non-ICU hospital room, but a new study finds intensive care is still the right option for some vulnerable patients after a severe heart attack.
The difficulty lies in determining which people are best served in the ICU while they recover.
The new Michigan Medicine research, published in The BMJ, found ICU admission was associated with improved 30-day mortality rates for patients who had a STEMI heart attack and weren't clearly indicated for an ICU or non-ICU unit."