Rescue Angioplasty After Failed Thrombolysis : Technical and Clinical Outcomes in a Large Thrombolysis Trial


Objectives. We sought to assess the angiographic outcome, complication rates and clinical features of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) after failed thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction. Background. “Rescue angioplasty” refers to mechanical reopening of an occluded infarct-related artery (IRA) after failed intravenous… (More)

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