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Thrombolytic therapy versus primary angioplasty. Which offers the best outcome after myocardial infarction?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9385334     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The best technique for reestablishing blood flow after myocardial infarction has been the subject of heated debate for more than a decade. An the answer is still elusive. Which option is the safest? Which salvages the most heart tissue? Dr Faxon explains the pros and cons of both thrombolysis and angioplasty and discusses the "90 rule," which helps determine the optimal reperfusion strategy for each individual patient.
D P Faxon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  1997 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-18     Completed Date:  1997-12-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-8, 103-4, 107-8 passim     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Southern California School of Medicine 90033, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Clinical Trials as Topic
Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*,  mortality,  therapy*
Thrombolytic Therapy* / adverse effects,  contraindications
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrinolytic Agents

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