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Reperfusion therapy for STEMI: is there still a role for thrombolysis in the era of primary percutaneous coronary intervention?

Abstract:

In the past ten years, primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has replaced thrombolysis as the revascularisation strategy for many patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, delivery of primary PCI within evidence-based timeframes is challenging, and health-care provision varies substantially worldwide. Consequently, even with the ideal circumstances of rapid initial diagnosis, long transfer delays to the catheter laboratory can occur. Thes...

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Gershlick, AH More by this author
Banning, AP More by this author
Verheugt, FW More by this author
Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
382
Issue:
9892
Pages:
624-632
Publication date:
2013-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:046c109e-d107-4f02-a75f-b15d0484434b
Source identifiers:
418591
Local pid:
pubs:418591

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