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Timing of invasive treatment after fibrinolysis in ST elevation myocardial infarction--a meta-analysis of immediate or early routine versus deferred or ischemia-guided randomised controlled trials.

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CONTEXT: Controversy remains over the optimal timing of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who have initially been treated with fibrinolytic agents. OBJECTIVE: A meta-analysis of studies was performed comparing immediate or early angiography after fibrinolysis versus a more conservative strategy of deferred PCI or ischaemia-guided management. Data sources MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, ClinicalTrials.gov Study selection Nine contemp...

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10.1136/hrt.2010.193862

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Cardiovascular Medicine, Population Health
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Journal:
Heart (British Cardiac Society)
Volume:
96
Issue:
21
Pages:
1695-1702
Publication date:
2010-11-05
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EISSN:
1468-201X
ISSN:
1355-6037
URN:
uuid:f5916f54-bda1-496e-88f5-a31d967076c9
Source identifiers:
325034
Local pid:
pubs:325034

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