Comparison of primary and facilitated percutaneous coronary interventions for ST-elevation myocardial infarction: quantitative review of randomised trials.

@article{Keeley2006ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of primary and facilitated percutaneous coronary interventions for ST-elevation myocardial infarction: quantitative review of randomised trials.},
  author={Ellen C. Keeley and Judith A. Boura and Cindy Lee Grines},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={367 9510},
  pages={579-88}
}
BACKGROUND Facilitated percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is defined as the use of pharmacological substances before a planned immediate intervention, to improve coronary patency. We undertook a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (published and unpublished) to compare facilitated and primary percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS We identified 17 trials of patients with STEMI assigned to facilitated (n=2237) or primary (n… CONTINUE READING

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