A comparison of immediate angioplasty with thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction. The Primary Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction Study Group.

@article{Grines1993ACO,
  title={A comparison of immediate angioplasty with thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction. The Primary Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction Study Group.},
  author={Cindy Lee Grines and Kevin F. Browne and Jean Marco and D A Rothbaum and Gregg Whitney Stone and James H O'Keefe and Paul A Overlie and Bradley C Donohue and Noah Chelliah and Gerald C. Timmis},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={328 10},
  pages={673-9}
}
BACKGROUND The success of thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction is limited by bleeding complications, the impossibility of reperfusing all occluded coronary arteries, recurrent myocardial ischemia, and the relatively small number of patients who are appropriate candidates for this therapy. We hypothesized that these problems could be overcome by the use of immediate percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), without previous thrombolytic therapy. METHODS At 12… CONTINUE READING
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