Long-term benefit of primary angioplasty compared to thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Zijlstra2000LongtermBO,
  title={Long-term benefit of primary angioplasty compared to thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Felix Zijlstra},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 18},
  pages={1487-9}
}
The treatment of myocardial infarction has evolved considerably over the past decades. Reported mortality rates have fallen, due to a variety of factors, including earlier diagnosis and treatment of the acute event, improved management of complications such as recurrent ischaemia and heart failure, and widespread availability of pharmacological therapies such as aspirin, beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors. Most attention, however, has been focused on therapies that restore antegrade coronary… CONTINUE READING

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