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Age-related differences in in-hospital mortality and the use of thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Boucher2001AgerelatedDI,
  title={Age-related differences in in-hospital mortality and the use of thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Jason M. Boucher and Normand Racine and Toi Huynh Thanh and Elham Rahme and James Brophy and Jacques Lelorier and Pierre Th{\'e}roux},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2001},
  volume={164 9},
  pages={
          1285-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND Recent guidelines have acknowledged that thrombolysis decreases mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) independently of age. The purpose of this study was to determine the age-related rates of thrombolytic administration and in-hospital mortality and the variables related to the use of thrombolytic therapy for patients with AMI. METHODS A prospective cohort analysis involved a registry of 44 acute care Quebec hospitals that enrolled 3741 patients with AMI between January… CONTINUE READING

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