Thrombolysis after acute myocardial infarction.

  • Patrick A Nee
  • Published 1997 in Journal of accident & emergency medicine


Appropriate use of a thrombolytic agent may save 20 to 30 lives per 1000 treatments. Thrombolysis should be considered in all patients presenting with cardiac chest pain lasting more than 30 minutes for up to 12 hours after symptom onset. ECG criteria include ST elevation of at least 1 mm in limb leads and/or at least 2 mm in two or more adjacent chest… (More)


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