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Early management of acute myocardial infarction: thrombolysis, angioplasty, and adjunctive therapies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8924149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Early identification and treatment, including administration of intravenous thrombolytics, coronary angioplasty, and adjunctive therapies, has been shown to benefit patients who present with acute myocardial infarction. However, only a small percentage of these patients receive such therapies because of late presentation, associated risks, and controversies around certain myocardial infarct subsets. The logistics involved in carrying out these treatments have resulted in unnecessary prehospital and in-hospital delays. These issues make essential the availability of a streamlined protocol that should be updated at regular intervals to ensure that these time-dependent therapies are more routinely and rapidly utilized. This article discusses these topics in conceptual format and provides a ready-to-use protocol.
Authors:
M B Selig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-13     Completed Date:  1996-11-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem, PA 18017-7474, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Clinical Trials as Topic
Emergencies
Humans
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy,  therapy*
Patient Selection
Thrombolytic Therapy* / contraindications
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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