Thrombolytic therapy vs primary percutaneous intervention after ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest due to acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and its effect on outcome.

@article{Richling2007ThrombolyticTV,
  title={Thrombolytic therapy vs primary percutaneous intervention after ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest due to acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and its effect on outcome.},
  author={Nina Richling and Harald Herkner and Michael Holzer and Eva Riedmueller and Fritz Sterz and W. Schreiber},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={545-50}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of thrombolytic therapy on neurologic outcome and mortality in patients after cardiac arrest due to acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction and to compare this with those in patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We retrospectively examined patients after they had ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrests. To assess the effect of thrombolysis and PCI on outcome, we used odds ratios and their 95% confidence… CONTINUE READING