Persistence of delays in presentation and treatment for patients with acute myocardial infarction: The GUSTO-I and GUSTO-III experience.

@article{Gibler2002PersistenceOD,
  title={Persistence of delays in presentation and treatment for patients with acute myocardial infarction: The GUSTO-I and GUSTO-III experience.},
  author={W. Brian Gibler and Paul Wayne Armstrong and E Magnus Ohman and William D. Weaver and Amanda L Stebbins and Joel M. Gore and Laura Kristin Newby and Robert M. Califf and Eric J. Topol},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={123-30}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Early treatment with fibrinolytic therapy substantially decreases mortality in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We examined delays to hospital arrival and treatment in 2 large, multinational, randomized trials of fibrinolytic therapy: Global Utilization of Streptokinase and Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Occluded Coronary Arteries (GUSTO-I) and Global Use of Strategies to Open Occluded Coronary Arteries (GUSTO-III). METHODS We evaluated delays to hospital arrival, time… CONTINUE READING

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