Plasma Fibrinogen Levels and the Clinical Course of Acute Myocardial Infarction
- A History of Streptokinase Use in Acute Myocardial Infarction. Sikri, Nikhil; Bardia, Amit // Texas Heart Institute Journal;2007, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p318
A serendipitous discovery by William Smith Tillett in 1933, followed by many years of work with his student Sol Sherry, laid a sound foundation for the use of streptokinase as a thrombolytic agent in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction. The drug found initial clinical application in...
- Clopidogrel before percutaneous coronary intervention reduced cardiovascular outcome in ST-elevation myocardial infarction. // ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 144 Issue 2, p29
The article reports that clopidogrel pretreatment before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reduced cardiovascular outcome in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (MI). Patients in the clopidogrel group had lower rates of the composite endpoint from PCI to 30 days after randomization,...
- No association between scar and characteristics on T-wave alternans in post-myocardial infarction patients with relatively preserved ventricular function presented with non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. Danilowicz-Szymanowicz, Ludmila // Anatolian Journal of Cardiology / Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi;Aug2014, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p448
The article comments on a study titled "No association between scar size and characteristics on T-wave alternans in post-myocardial Infarction patients with relatively preserved ventricular function presented with non-sustained ventricular tachycardia" by K. YalÄ±n and colleagues in this...
- Value of the myocardial performance index in myocardial infarction. Galiuto, L. // Heart;May2005, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p565
The myocardial performance index represents an easy and reproducible parameter of both systolic and diastolic left ventricular function for the risk stratification of patients following acute myocardial infarction
- Thrombolysis in the Treatment of Acute Transmural Myocardial Infarction. Smith, Budge; Kennedy, J. Ward // Annals of Internal Medicine;Mar87, Vol. 106 Issue 3, p414
Examines the use of thrombolytic agents in a therapeutic program of patient management in acute myocardial infarction. Prevalence of intracoronary thrombi at autopsy; Intracoronary streptokinase as a method of reperfusion of ischemic myocardium; Infusion complications with thrombolytic therapy.
- Fibrinolytic therapy and bleeding complications: risk predictors from RIKS-HIA. Oldgren, Jonas; Wernroth, Lisa; Stenestrand, Ulf // Heart;Sep2010, Vol. 96 Issue 18, p1451
Background Fibrinolytic treatment for ST-elevation myocardial infarction is associated with increased bleeding risk but is still widely used world wide, mainly because of limited access to primary PCI. Objective To analyse contemporary fibrinolytic treatment patterns, in-hospital bleeding risk...
- Thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction. Tough, Jackie // Nursing Standard;5/25/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 37, p55
This article examines thrombolytic therapy, the first-line treatment for patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction in most UK hospitals. The pharmacology of thrombolytic drugs and reasons for their use are discussed.
- Drug Therapy. // Current Medical Literature: Cardiology;2008, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p56
The article discusses various research being done on drug therapy. They include the incidence of death and acute myocardial infarction associated with stopping clopidogrel after acute coronary syndrome, with reference to a study by P. M. Ho et al in the "Journal of the American Medical...
- Immediate Angioplasty Compared with the Administration of a Thrombolytic Agent Followed by Conservative Treatment for Myocardial Infarction. Gibbons, Raymond J.; Holmes, David R.; Reeder, Guy S.; Bailey, Kent R.; Hopfenspirger, Mona R.; Gersh, Bernard J. // New England Journal of Medicine;3/11/93, Vol. 328 Issue 10, p685
Background: Immediate angioplasty and the administration of a thrombolytic agent followed by conservative treatment are two approaches to the management of acute myocardial infarction, but these methods have not been compared prospectively. Methods: We enrolled 108 patients with acute myocardial...