Revisiting reperfusion therapy in inferior myocardial infarction.

@article{Bates1997RevisitingRT,
  title={Revisiting reperfusion therapy in inferior myocardial infarction.},
  author={Eric R. Bates},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={334-42}
}
  • Eric R. Bates
  • Published 1997 in Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Although thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction (MI) is recommended without regard for infarct location, treatment results are less impressive for inferior than for anterior MI because the amount of myocardium at risk is smaller and less strategically located, and the mortality risk is lower. Whereas the risks associated with anterior MI are relatively constant, high risk subsets of patients with an inferior MI can be identified by simple electrocardiographic criteria, including… CONTINUE READING

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