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Table 2 Median overall time to treatment for all patients in 1994 and 2003

From: Nine-year comparison of presentation and management of acute coronary syndromes in Ireland: a national cross-sectional survey

Treatment times 1994 Suspected AMI (n = 950) 2003
   Thrombolysed AMIs (n = 382) Suspected AMI – non-thrombolysed (n = 553) All suspected AMI (n = 935) Suspected other ACS (n = 430) Total (n = 1365)
Symptom onset to hospital 3 h 30 mins 2 h 34 mins 5 h 00 mins*** 3 h 35 mins 4 h 39 mins** 3 h 56 mins
Call-to-thrombolysis Unavailable 2 h 20 mins - 2 h 20 mins - -
Hospital arrival to I/CCU 55 mins 1 h 10 mins 2 h 17 mins*** 1 h 40 mins 2 h 43 mins*** 1 h 55 mins
Hospital arrival to thrombolysis 76 mins 45 mins - 45 mins - -
I/CCU admission to thrombolysis 25 mins 20 mins - 20 mins - -
  1. (*p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001)