[Thrombolytic therapy of acute myocardial infarct--current status and new developments].


Timely initiation of thrombolytic therapy can achieve coronary reperfusion, a reduction in infarct size, a preservation of left ventricular function and a reduction in mortality. It is therefore an established procedure in acute myocardial infarction. The major drawback is an increased rate of bleeding. As a consequence thrombolytic therapy is at present… (More)