The role of PTCA in acute myocardial infarction.

  title={The role of PTCA in acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Menko-Jan de Boer},
  journal={Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={142 15-16},
2 closing remarks should be made. In the 1st place: Under optimal conditions (experienced house staff and experienced interventional cardiologists, well equipped catheterization laboratory all available on a 24 hour service) primary PTCA can be done safely with excellent results as demonstrated by Hartzler et al. and by the Zwolle study. In the 2nd place: Recent reports have demonstrated better results from a combination of thrombolytic agents and probably this is due to higher patency rates… CONTINUE READING