Primary angioplasty versus intravenous thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Cucherat2000PrimaryAV,
  title={Primary angioplasty versus intravenous thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Michel Cucherat and Eric Bonnefoy and G Tr{\'e}meau},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2000},
  volume={2},
  pages={CD001560}
}
BACKGROUND Intravenous thrombolytic therapy is the standard care for patients with acute myocardial infarction, based upon its widespread availability and ability to reduce patient mortality well demonstrated in randomised trials. Despite its proven efficacy, thrombolytic therapy has limitations. Many patients are ineligible for treatment with thrombolytics. Of those given thrombolytic therapy, 10 to 15 percent have persistent occlusion or reocclusion of the infarct-related artery. Consequently… CONTINUE READING

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