Aetna Ambulance Service, Inc. operates the following equipment:
Physio-Control LifePak-15 Cardiac Monitor/Defribillators equipped with: 12-lead EKG with transmission, end-tidal CO2 monitoring, pulse oximetry, non-invasive blood pressure, and trans-cutaneous pacemaker
"ASM/Aetna are doing a fantastic job and we could not ask for more - the ECGs you are transmitting are right on the money (STEMIs or close). We use ASM/Aetna - as a gold standard, and want us (ASM/Aetna/ED/Card Team) to be the one to follow by others.
The times and outcomes on STEMI pts with the pre hosp ECG are beyond belief (no in-hospital deaths), door-to-balloon time averaging 49 minutes and EMS to Balloon Time 79 minutes, including off-hour presentations (50% of all cases). The off hours are the most difficult and these could have potentially missed the 90 min D2B mark: so far no misses for D2B, and not to forget, the last STEMI your team brought in - D2B of 26 minutes."
--Marcin Dada, MD, Associate Director of Chest Pain Center, Cardiology Administration, referencing field transmission of ST-elevation myocardial infarcts.