TITLE

COMMENTARY: Invasive strategy within 24 hours of thrombolysis reduced death, nonfatal reinfarction, and ischemia-induced revascularization in STEMI

AUTHOR(S)
Hillegass, William B.; Brott, Brigitta C.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that invasive strategy within 24 hours of thrombolysis reduced death, nonfatal reinfarction, and ischemia-induced revascularization in ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI). In STEMI, randomized trials that compare an interventional strategy with TL have shown 30 percent to 50 percent reductions in mortality, reinfarction, and recurrent ischemia with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Because PCI technology has improved, the benefits now outweigh the procedural hazards in most patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS).
ACCESSION #
16486578

 

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