An analysis of time delays preceding thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Sharkey1989AnAO,
  title={An analysis of time delays preceding thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Scott W. Sharkey and D D Bruneete and Eduardo Ruiz and W T Hession and Douglas G. Wysham and Irvin F. Goldenberg and Morrison Hodges},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1989},
  volume={262 22},
  pages={3171-4}
}
For a patient to derive maximal benefit from intravenous thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction, early treatment is essential. As part of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction II trial, this study investigated the time delays that preceded treatment of 236 consecutive patients with intravenous tissue-plasminogen activator (TPA) during acute myocardial infarction. The average (+/- SD) time from the onset of symptoms to treatment with TPA was 153 +/- 54 minutes. After arrival in… CONTINUE READING

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