Mortality within 24 hours of thrombolysis for myocardial infarction. The importance of early reperfusion. The GUSTO Investigators, Global Utilization of Streptokinase and Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Occluded Coronary Arteries.


BACKGROUND A paradoxical increased risk of death has been reported during the first 24 hours after thrombolysis for myocardial infarction. The mechanism of this phenomenon is not known, nor is its relation to the success or failure of reperfusion. The present study was a prospectively designed analysis of deaths occurring within the first 24 hours in the… (More)


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