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Primary angioplasty and thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction: an evidence summary.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8606291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary angioplasty is being increasingly used as the primary treatment for patients with acute myocardial infarction, but controversy remains over its potential adoption in preference to thrombolysis as standard care. This report summarizes the published evidence on health outcomes after primary angioplasty compared with thrombolysis or no intervention for patients with acute myocardial infarction. The data tables presented provide the scientific groundwork to assist physicians and other policy-makers in deciding which interventions to provide for broad populations of patients.
T A Lieu; R J Gurley; R J Lundstrom; W W Parmley
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0735-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-05-22     Completed Date:  1996-05-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  737-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Research, Permanente Medical Group, Inc., Oakland, California 94611, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / adverse effects,  mortality,  standards*
Clinical Trials as Topic
Decision Support Techniques
Hospital Mortality
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / mortality,  therapy*
Survival Analysis
Thrombolytic Therapy / adverse effects,  mortality,  standards*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
J Am Coll Cardiol. 1996 Mar 1;27(3):736   [PMID:  8606290 ]

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