Primary angioplasty versus intravenous thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction: can we define subgroups of patients benefiting most from primary angioplasty? Results from the pooled data of the Maximal Individual Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry and the Myocardial Infarction Regis

@article{Zahn2001PrimaryAV,
  title={Primary angioplasty versus intravenous thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction: can we define subgroups of patients benefiting most from primary angioplasty? Results from the pooled data of the Maximal Individual Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry and the Myocardial Infarction Regis},
  author={R Zahn and R Schiele and S Schneider and Anselm Kai Gitt and Harm Wienbergen and K Seidl and T Voigtl{\"a}nder and M Gottwik and G Berg and E Altmann and W Rosahl and J Senges},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={1827-35}
}
  • R Zahn, R Schiele, +9 authors J Senges
  • Published 2001 in Journal of the American College of Cardiology
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the effectiveness of primary angioplasty compared with thrombolysis in clinical practice. BACKGROUND In clinical practice, primary angioplasty for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has not yet been proven more effective than intravenous thrombolysis, nor have subgroups of patients been identified who would perhaps benefit from primary angioplasty. METHODS The pooled data of two AMI registries--the Maximal Individual TheRapy in Acute… CONTINUE READING