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Early prediction of left ventricular function in streptokinase-treated acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3416327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We administered 750,000 units of intravenous streptokinase to 121 consecutive patients experiencing their first acute myocardial infarction within 4 h of pain onset. The following information was collected: hours between pain onset and streptokinase administration (TS), hours of pain after streptokinase administration (DP), initial and peak creatine phosphokinase levels (ICK and PCK), time to peak creatine phosphokinase, time to electrocardiographic ST segment resolution. Six days after the infarction, catheterization was performed to calculate ejection fraction, infarct-related regional ejection fraction, and dysfunction index. Data was analyzed using stepwise multiple regression. In patients experiencing anterior infarctions, the following equation was obtained predicting the ejection fraction (EF) with a correlation coefficient of 0.86: EF = 69 - 0.0050(PCK) - 3.7(TS) - 1.8(DP). In anterior infarctions the infarct-related ejection fraction and dysfunction index were similarly predictable. We were slightly less accurate in forecasting the outcome of inferior infarctions. The outcome of intravenous streptokinase therapy can be predicted early in the evolution of acute myocardial infarction using routinely available information.
D G Fine; A T Weiss; S Welber; D Sapoznikov; C Lotan; D Applebaum; Y Ben-David; Y Hasin; M S Gotsman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-19     Completed Date:  1988-10-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  170-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Myocardial Contraction*
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*
Streptokinase / therapeutic use*
Stroke Volume
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
EC 3.4.-/Streptokinase

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