Primary angioplasty versus prehospital fibrinolysis in acute myocardial infarction: a randomised study.

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BACKGROUND Although both prehospital fibrinolysis and primary angioplasty provide a clinical benefit over in-hospital fibrinolysis in acute myocardial infarction, they have not been directly compared. Our aim was to find out whether primary angioplasty was better than prehospital fibrinolysis. METHODS We did a randomised multicentre trial of 840 patients… (More)

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