Review: Rescue percutaneous coronary intervention but not repeated fibrinolysis is effective for failed fibrinolysis in STEMI

July 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p11
Academic Journal
The article cites a study, conducted by H.C. Wijeysundera and colleagues, which focuses on the benefits and risks of rescue percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or repeated fibrinolytic therapy compared with conservative management in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in whom fibrinolytic therapy fails. They conducted randomized controlled trials. It is concluded that repeated fibrinolytic therapy does not provide any benefit.


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