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With approximately half of Australian patients experiencing chest pain being transported to the hospital via ambulance, paramedics are now performing ECGs during transit in order to streamline this process. Rapid diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is vital, especially if a patient is experiencing an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) - the most serious and time-dependent type of heart attack. The key step for making this crucial diagnosis is using a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) to identify changes indicative of STEMI.
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