Routine early coronary angioplasty versus ischaemia-guided angioplasty after thrombolysis in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a meta-analysis.

@article{DSouza2011RoutineEC,
  title={Routine early coronary angioplasty versus ischaemia-guided angioplasty after thrombolysis in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Savio P D'Souza and Mamas A. Mamas and Douglas G W Fraser and Farzin Fath-ordoubadi},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={972-82}
}
AIMS Prompt coronary reperfusion following acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is pivotal to survival. Primary angioplasty is the gold standard in restoring reperfusion, but thrombolysis needs consideration when optimal call to balloon time is not feasible. Following lysis and with evolving pharmacoinvasive therapies, the advantage of routine, early percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) over standard ischaemia-guided PCI remains debatable. We meta-analysed studies comparing… CONTINUE READING
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