N G Filipchuck

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HYPOTHESIS Rescue percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) reduces mortality during myocardial infarction. OBJECTIVE To determine if PTCA after failed thrombolytic therapy results in reduced mortality. DESIGN Twenty-eight patients with a persistently occluded infarct artery following thrombolytic therapy more than 3 h after symptom onset(More)
Recent intervention trials during myocardial infarction demonstrated no benefit from emergency angioplasty after thrombolytic therapy when compared with either delayed percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or a conservative strategy. However, it is possible that subgroups of patients may benefit from early intervention with angioplasty. We(More)
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