[Use of coronary angiography after acute myocardial infarction in Germany: a comparison of daily clinical practice with international guidelines. MITRA Study].

@article{Schuster1999UseOC,
  title={[Use of coronary angiography after acute myocardial infarction in Germany: a comparison of daily clinical practice with international guidelines. MITRA Study].},
  author={Stefan Schuster and Alexander Koch and U. Burczyk and Rudolf Schiele and Hans Georg Glunz and Thomas Voigtlaender and Peter Limbourg and Klaus Stuby and Geoffrey Berg and U. D. J. Gieseler and Majo Jakob and Peter-Helge Hauptmann and Jochen Senges},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Kardiologie},
  year={1999},
  volume={88 10},
  pages={795-801}
}
OBJECTIVES Two third of patients with acute myocardial infarction are admitted to hospitals without cardiac catheterization facilities. Whether a postinfarction patient will undergo cardiac catheterization or not is more often decided by general physicians than by cardiologists. The purpose of this presentation is to investigate the determinants for decision making to use cardiac catheterization in patients after myocardial infarction. METHODS MITRA is a prospective, multicenter registry… CONTINUE READING