Relationship between delay in performing direct coronary angioplasty and early clinical outcome in patients with acute myocardial infarction: results from the global use of strategies to open occluded arteries in Acute Coronary Syndromes (GUSTO-IIb) trial.

@article{Berger1999RelationshipBD,
  title={Relationship between delay in performing direct coronary angioplasty and early clinical outcome in patients with acute myocardial infarction: results from the global use of strategies to open occluded arteries in Acute Coronary Syndromes (GUSTO-IIb) trial.},
  author={Peter B. Berger and Stephen G. Ellis and David R. Holmes and Christopher B. Granger and Douglas A Criger and Amadeo Betriu and Eric J. Topol and Robert M. Califf},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1999},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={14-20}
}
BACKGROUND Time to treatment with thrombolytic therapy is a critical determinant of mortality in acute myocardial infarction. Little is known about the relationship between the time to treatment with direct coronary angioplasty and clinical outcome. The objectives of this study were to determine both the time required to perform direct coronary angioplasty… CONTINUE READING