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Treatment of acute myocardial infarction by invasive cardiology techniques.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8590742     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of coronary angioplasty as a means of reperfusion therapy in the patient who suffered an acute myocardial infarction has continued to evolve. Adjunctive angioplasty immediately after thrombolytic therapy has been discarded as a routine therapeutic approach. Rescue angioplasty after failed thrombolysis has limited applicability due to the inability to readily diagnose a failure of thrombolysis. Primary angioplasty is the appropriate reperfusion approach in those patients ineligible for thrombolysis and perhaps offers advantages over thrombolysis in the elderly patients, in the patients with a large anterior infarction, and in patients in cardiogenic shock secondary to the acute infarction.
D C Morris
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1043-0679     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-04-01     Completed Date:  1996-04-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917640     Medline TA:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Emory University of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy,  mortality,  surgery*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Streptokinase / therapeutic use
Survival Rate
Thrombolytic Therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrinolytic Agents; EC 3.4.-/Streptokinase

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