TITLE

Transport to a PCI centre improved long-term outcome more than thrombolytic therapy at the community hospital in acute MI: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Wyer, Peter C.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on an improved long-term outcome due to transport to a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) center as compared to thrombolytic therapy at the community hospital in acute Myocardial Infarction (MI). It reports on replacing fibrinolytic therapy by PCI when both are accessible. It cites fewer problems like stroke in patient randomized to transport. It requires further work on the hypothesis related to long-term mortality benefit to patients in PCI group after symptom onset.
ACCESSION #
27029954

 

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