Nonemergent cardiac catheterization and risk-stratified revascularization following thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction. A critical analysis of therapy in the community setting. University of North Carolina Cardiology Consortium.

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We evaluated a strategy for administering thrombolytic therapy without emergent cardiac catheterization to patients with acute myocardial infarction in community hospitals. Fifty-nine patients were treated with intravenous streptokinase and heparin, and referred for elective catheterization. Angioplasty or bypass surgery was performed only in patients… (More)

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@article{Rowe1989NonemergentCC, title={Nonemergent cardiac catheterization and risk-stratified revascularization following thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction. A critical analysis of therapy in the community setting. University of North Carolina Cardiology Consortium.}, author={William Rowe and R. J. Simpson and Deborah Tate and Park W. Willis and T. C. Nichols and J W Noneman and Leonard S. Gettes}, journal={Archives of internal medicine}, year={1989}, volume={149 7}, pages={1611-7} }