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The use of intravenous streptokinase (SK) in a peripheral hospital in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  2327718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report our early experience in the use of intravenous Streptokinase in acute coronary occlusion in a peripheral hospital. From 1st November 1988 to 20th July 1989, 30 patients were treated with Streptokinase. The hospital mortality was 1/30 (3.3%) from a non-streptokinase related event. The commonest complication following streptokinase infusion was transient hypotension, affecting 10/30 patients. From a total of 30 patients, 3 had transient bleeding complications and was self limiting. Follow up coronary angiograms were performed on 17/30 patients, demonstrating a patent infarct related artery in 12/17 patients (70.6%). We concluded that it is both feasible and safe to use intravenous streptokinase in a peripheral setting in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction.
G Chia; N S Chan; P K Mah; L S Chew; A T Tan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-15     Completed Date:  1990-05-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Failure / therapy
Hospitals, Satellite
Infusions, Intravenous
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / mortality,  therapy*
Shock, Cardiogenic / therapy
Singapore / epidemiology
Streptokinase / administration & dosage*
Survival Rate
Reg. No./Substance:
EC 3.4.-/Streptokinase

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