Administration of thrombolytic therapy to 17,944 patients with acute myocardial infarction: the GISSI-3 database.

@article{Bobbio1998AdministrationOT,
  title={Administration of thrombolytic therapy to 17,944 patients with acute myocardial infarction: the GISSI-3 database.},
  author={Marco Bobbio and Serena Bergerone and Aldo Pietro Maggioni and Roberto Malacrida and Maria Grazia Franzosi and Simona Barlera and Gianni Tognoni},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={135 3},
  pages={443-8}
}
BACKGROUND There is growing interest in assessing therapy for acute myocardial infarction. Because thrombolysis was not a study therapy in the GISSI-3 trial, the decision about thrombolysis was left to the responsible physicians. We evaluated the data on thrombolytic therapy among patients with acute myocardial infarction enrolled in the GISSI-3 trial to study the relation between rate of prescription and the characteristics of patients and participating coronary care units. METHODS Complete… CONTINUE READING