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Influence of early prehospital thrombolysis on mortality and event-free survival (the Myocardial Infarction Triage and Intervention [MITI] Randomized Trial). MITI Project Investigators.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8806331     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Myocardial Infarction Triage and Intervention Trial of prehospital versus hospital administration of thrombolytic therapy markedly reduced hospital treatment times, but the 2 groups had similar outcomes. However, patients treated < 70 minutes from symptom onset had better short-term outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term influence of very early thrombolytic treatment for acute myocardial infarction. A total of 360 patients were followed for vital status and cardiac-related hospital admissions over a period of 34 +/- 16 months. Patients enrolled in the trial had symptoms for < or = 6 hours, ST-segment elevation on the prehospital electrocardiogram, and no risk factors for serious bleeding. They received aspirin and recombinant tissue plasminogen activator either before or after hospital arrival. Primary end points in this study included long-term survival and survival free of death or readmission to the hospital for angina, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, or revascularization. Two-year survival was 89% for prehospital- and 91% for hospital-treated patients (p = 0.46). Event-free survival at 2 years was 56% and 64% for prehospital- and hospital-treated patients, respectively (p = 0.42). In patients treated < 70 minutes from symptom onset, 2-year survival was 98%, and it was 88% for those treated later (p = 0.12). Two-year event-free survival was 65% for patients treated early and 59% for patients treated later (p = 0.80). In this trial, poorer long-term survival was associated with advanced age, history of congestive heart failure, and coronary artery bypass surgery performed before the index hospitalization, but not with time to treatment.
M A Brouwer; J S Martin; C Maynard; M Wirkus; P E Litwin; F W Verheugt; W D Weaver
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-22     Completed Date:  1996-10-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  497-502     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Disease-Free Survival
Emergency Medical Services*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*,  mortality
Risk Factors
Survival Rate
Thrombolytic Therapy*
Time Factors
Grant Support

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