Identifying barriers to prehospital thrombolysis in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Hanson2006IdentifyingBT,
  title={Identifying barriers to prehospital thrombolysis in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={T. C. Hanson and Dominic Williamson},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={
          650-3
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES After an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) prehospital thrombolysis (PHT) reduces mortality compared with inhospital thrombolysis. In practice, a relatively small proportion of the total population with AMI receives PHT. This study was designed to identify the current barriers to PHT. METHODS A retrospective practice review of 57 consecutive patients treated in or before arrival at a district general hospital emergency department. All patients received thrombolysis… CONTINUE READING