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Reports are presented demonstrating a technique for dissolving thrombus in coronary arteries and bypass grafts by using prolonged selective infusion of urokinase via an infusion wire. This allows one to pass a steerable guide wire through the culprit stenosis and perform angioplasty on a distal lesion which could not be previously seen.
The progress of 24 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated with cyclophosphamide, total-body irradiation, and marrow transplantation during a second or subsequent remission was compared with that of 21 children treated with conventional chemotherapy after they had entered a second remission. Eleven of the transplantation group are alive,… (More)
BACKGROUND Aortic counterpulsation has been observed to reduce the rate of reocclusion of the infarct-related artery after patency has been restored during acute myocardial infarction in observational studies. To evaluate the benefit-to-risk ratio of aortic counterpulsation during the early phase of myocardial infarction, a multicenter randomized clinical… (More)
OBJECTIVES Three dosage regimens of a new recombinant glycosylated prourokinase (A-74187) were evaluated by measuring coronary artery patency at 90 min in patients with acute myocardial infarction. BACKGROUND Prourokinase is a thrombolytic drug with unique pharmacologic properties that may be clinically advantageous. METHODS Aspirin (325 mg),… (More)
Various pharmacologic interventions that suppressed chemotactic factor activity in the coronary sinus after acute ischemia were analyzed for protective effects on myocardium. Ischemic injury was determined by comparing the slopes of the regression lines derived from 24 hour myocardial creatine kinase content versus S-T segment elevation 15 minutes after… (More)