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Anisoylated plasminogen streptokinase activator complex versus streptokinase in acute myocardial infarction. Preliminary results of a randomised study.
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PMID:  3315587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
25 patients with acute myocardial infarction pain lasting more than 20 minutes which was not relieved by nitrates, whose ECGs showed ST segment elevations of 1 mm or more in 2 or more ECG leads, and who presented less than 3 hours after onset of their symptoms were randomly assigned to one of 2 thrombolytic treatment groups: a single intravenous bolus of anisoylated plasminogen streptokinase activator complex (APSAC) 30U in 5 minutes or an intravenous infusion of streptokinase 1,500,000U over 60 minutes. 3 to 4 hours after the administration of the thrombolytic agent, all patients received intravenous heparin at full dosage for 24 hours. The patency of the infarct-related coronary vessels was assessed by angiography 1 to 4 hours after administration of the thrombolytic agent. Clinical signs, ECGs, pulse, blood pressure and temperature were monitored regularly for 24 hours after treatment or as clinically appropriate. APSAC seemed to be at least as effective as streptokinase in terms of patency of the infarct-related vessel (92% vs 63%, respectively). The adverse events were similar and none was life-threatening. APSAC and streptokinase caused similar falls in blood fibrinogen levels. APSAC, given as a bolus injection over 5 minutes, was easier to administer than streptokinase, which was given as an infusion during 60 minutes.
P Monnier; U Sigwart; A Vincent; F Bachmann; J J Goy; M D Schaller; U Kaufmann; M Badan; M Grbic; C Perret
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drugs     Volume:  33 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0012-6667     ISO Abbreviation:  Drugs     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-01-07     Completed Date:  1988-01-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600076     Medline TA:  Drugs     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Divisions de Cardiologie, Soins Intensifs et Hématologie, Lausanne.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use*
Infusions, Intravenous
Injections, Intravenous
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*
Plasminogen / therapeutic use*
Random Allocation
Streptokinase / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrinolytic Agents; 81669-57-0/Anistreplase; 9001-91-6/Plasminogen; EC 3.4.-/Streptokinase

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