Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty after thrombolytic therapy: a prospective controlled randomized trial.

@article{Erbel1986PercutaneousTC,
  title={Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty after thrombolytic therapy: a prospective controlled randomized trial.},
  author={R. Erbel and Tiberiu Pop and K. J. Henrichs and Klaus von Olshausen and Carl Johannes Schuster and H. J. Rupprecht and C Steuernagel and Juergen Meyer},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={485-95}
}
In 162 patients with acute transmural myocardial infarction, combined intravenous and intracoronary thrombolytic therapy with streptokinase was initiated. In vessels that remained occluded, mechanical recanalization was performed with a 3F recanalization catheter (group I, n = 79) or a 4F Grüntzig balloon catheter (group II, n = 83). After reperfusion, intracoronary streptokinase was administered superselectively. After termination of streptokinase infusion, angioplasty was performed only in… CONTINUE READING

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