Primary coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction (the Primary Angioplasty Registry).

  title={Primary coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction (the Primary Angioplasty Registry).},
  author={William W O'neill and Bruce R. Brodie and R J Ivanhoe and William P. Knopf and Gregg Taylor and James H O'Keefe and Cindy Lee Grines and R A Weintraub and B G Sickinger and Lisa G. Berdan},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={73 9},
During a 14-month period, 6 experienced centers prospectively enrolled 271 patients into a registry in which percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty was the primary treatment for acute myocardial infarction. Patients age > 18 years who presented with ST-segment elevation on the 12-lead electrocardiogram were enrolled if symptom duration was < 12 hours and there was no proclivity for bleeding. An independent core angiographic laboratory processed the angiographic data. Of 271 patients… CONTINUE READING


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