An early invasive strategy was not better than a selectively invasive strategy for acute coronary syndromes

March 2006
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 144 Issue 2, p30
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study which revealed that an early invasive strategy was not better than a selectively invasive strategy for acute coronary syndromes. Nearly 1200 patients who had symptoms of ischemia were observed, that were increasing or occurred at rest in the previous 24 hours. All patients received aspirin, enoxaparin and abciximab during percutaneous coronary intervention. Patients in the early invasive strategy group had higher rates of myocardial infarction and lower rates of rehospitalization.


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