• Medicine
  • Published in Circulation 1987

Intracoronary thrombolysis in patients with acute myocardial infarction: the Netherlands Randomized Trial and current status.

@article{Serruys1987IntracoronaryTI,
  title={Intracoronary thrombolysis in patients with acute myocardial infarction: the Netherlands Randomized Trial and current status.},
  author={P. W. Serruys and Harry Suryapranata and Maarten L. Simoons and Frank Vermeer and Marcel van den Brand and Pim J. de Feyter and Ron T van Domburg and Arnoud van der Laarse and F B{\"a}r and Freek W. A. Verheugt},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1987},
  volume={76 2 Pt 2},
  pages={
          II63-78
        }
}
textabstractTo answer the question of whether thrombolysis is a clinically useful approach in acute myocardial infarction, we initiated in May 1981 a randomized trial to compare a strategy aimed at early recanalization by intracoronary administration of streptokinase with conventional treatment in the coronary care unit. The primary objective was to study the effect of the intervention on mortality and morbidity after myocardial infarction. In addition, we analyzed the effect of attempted… CONTINUE READING

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