Clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with early (<2 h), intermediate (2-4 h) and late (>4 h) presentation treated by primary coronary angioplasty or thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Zijlstra2002ClinicalCA,
  title={Clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with early (<2 h), intermediate (2-4 h) and late (>4 h) presentation treated by primary coronary angioplasty or thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Felix Zijlstra and Anushka Patel and Martin Stuart Jones and Cindy Lee Grines and S. Ellis and Eulogio Garc{\'i}a and Liliana Rosa Grinfeld and Raymond J. Gibbons and Expedito E. Ribeiro and Flavio Luciano Ribichini and Chris Granger and Fawaz Akhras and William D. Weaver and Robert J Simes},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={550-7}
}
AIMS We examined the clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with early (<2 h), intermediate (2-4 h) and late (>4 h) presentation treated by primary angioplasty or thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 2635 patients enrolled in 10 randomized trials of primary angioplasty (n=1302) vs thrombolytic therapy (n=1333) in acute myocardial infarction, and baseline characteristics of the two groups were comparable. Increase in presentation delay… CONTINUE READING

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