Mechanism of benefit of combination thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction: a quantitative angiographic and hematologic study.

@article{Popma1992MechanismOB,
  title={Mechanism of benefit of combination thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction: a quantitative angiographic and hematologic study.},
  author={Jeffrey J. Popma and Robert M. Califf and Stephen G. Ellis and Barry S. George and Dean J Kereiakes and Joseph Samaha and Seth Joseph Worley and Jeffrey L Anderson and David C. Stump and Lynn H. Woodlief},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={1305-12}
}
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to lend insight into the mechanisms responsible for the beneficial effects of combination thrombolytic therapy. BACKGROUND Combination thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction has been associated with less reocclusion and fewer in-hospital clinical events than has monotherapy. METHODS Infarct-related quantitative coronary dimensions and hemostatic protein levels were evaluated in 287 patients with acute myocardial infarction during the early… CONTINUE READING