The feasibility and safety of early discharge for low risk patients with acute myocardial infarction after successful direct percutaneous coronary intervention.

@article{Yip2003TheFA,
  title={The feasibility and safety of early discharge for low risk patients with acute myocardial infarction after successful direct percutaneous coronary intervention.},
  author={Hon-Kan Yip and C. -P. Wu and Hsueh-wen Chang and C L Hang and Chao-Ping Wang and C. -W. Yang and Wei-Chin Hung and Ten-Hung Yu and Kuo-Ho Yeh and Sarah Chua and Morgan Fu and Mien-cheng Chen},
  journal={Japanese heart journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={41-9}
}
There is a lack of consensus among cardiologists regarding the length of time patients should be hospitalized after an uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and successful direct percutaneous coronary intervention (d-PCI). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of early discharge (discharge <4 days after the procedure) for low risk patients with AMI who underwent successful d-PCI. From May 1996 through December 2001, d-PCI was performed in 898 consecutive… CONTINUE READING