Primary versus rescue percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute myocardial infarction.


OBJECTIVE To compare angiographic and clinical outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus rescue PCI following failed thrombolysis. BACKGROUND Patients presenting with AMI are treated either with primary PCI or with thrombolysis. When thrombolysis fails, rescue PCI is… (More)