Balloon angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction - Limitations of thrombolytic therapy when used alone

R. S. Stack, R. M. Califf, H. R. Phillips, D. B. Pryor, P. J. Quigley, R. P. Bauman, J. E. Tcheng, J. C. Greenfield

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Abstract

Clinical perspective: Although thrombolytic therapy offers important, often life-preserving benefits to many AMI patients, its effectiveness is limited in several crucial respects: it does not achieve reperfusion in a substantial percentage of patients, nor does it reduce the underlying coronary lesion. In addition, its effectiveness cannot be predicted or reliably assessed by currently available noninvasive means in many AMI patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4F
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume62
Issue number10 PART II
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Stack, R. S., Califf, R. M., Phillips, H. R., Pryor, D. B., Quigley, P. J., Bauman, R. P., Tcheng, J. E., & Greenfield, J. C. (1988). Balloon angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction - Limitations of thrombolytic therapy when used alone. American Journal of Cardiology, 62(10 PART II), 4F.