Door to needle time in administering thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Abba2003DoorTN,
  title={Door to needle time in administering thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Abdullah A. Abba and Bashir A Wani and Rehan A Rahmatullah and Mohamed Zakaria Khalil and Abubakar M Kumo and Mohammed A Ghonaim},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={361-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Thrombolytic therapy is a standard treatment for patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction (MI). Early administration of these agents is crucial for the outcome of management. This audit was conducted to evaluate the time between arrival to emergency department (ED) and the administration of thrombolysis (door to needle time). METHODS Data was collected from patients admitted to the Coronary Care Unit of Riyadh Medical Complex (RMC), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a… CONTINUE READING

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