A randomized trial comparing myocardial salvage achieved by coronary stenting versus balloon angioplasty in patients with acute myocardial infarction considered ineligible for reperfusion therapy.

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OBJECTIVES We assessed myocardial salvage achieved by reperfusion with percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and compared stenting with balloon angioplasty (PTCA) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) ineligible for thrombolysis. BACKGROUND A substantial proportion of patients with AMI are currently considered ineligible for thrombolysis… (More)

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@article{Kastrati2004ART, title={A randomized trial comparing myocardial salvage achieved by coronary stenting versus balloon angioplasty in patients with acute myocardial infarction considered ineligible for reperfusion therapy.}, author={Adnan Kastrati and Julinda Mehilli and Stefan G Nekolla and Hildegard Bollwein and Stefan Martinoff and J{\"u}rgen Pache and Helmut Schuehlen and Melchior Seyfarth and Meinrad Gawaz and F. H. Neumann and Josef Dirschinger and Markus Schwaiger and Albert Schoemig}, journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology}, year={2004}, volume={43 5}, pages={734-41} }