Prospective assessment of cholesterol embolization in patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with thrombolytic vs conservative therapy.

@article{Blankenship1995ProspectiveAO,
  title={Prospective assessment of cholesterol embolization in patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with thrombolytic vs conservative therapy.},
  author={James C Blankenship and Michael V Butler and A D Garbes},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1995},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={662-8}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether subclinical cholesterol embolization is a frequent sequela of thrombolytic therapy. Case reports of catastrophic cholesterol embolization temporally associated with thrombolytic therapy in 19 patients have suggested a causal relationship. PATIENTS AND METHODS We prospectively followed 60 patients with acute myocardial infarction who underwent coronary bypass surgery within 1 month. Twenty-nine received thrombolytic therapy for myocardial infarction; 31 were… CONTINUE READING
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