Comparison of pre-hospital combination-fibrinolysis plus conventional care with pre-hospital combination-fibrinolysis plus facilitated percutaneous coronary intervention in acute myocardial infarction

  • Thiele H
  • Engelmann L
  • Elsner K
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Early and complete reperfusion is the main treatment goal in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The timely optimal reperfusion strategy might be a pre-hospital initiated pharmacological reperfusion with subsequent facilitated percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). This approach has been compared with pre-hospital combination-fibrinolysis only to determine whether either one of these methods offer advantages with respect to final infarct size.

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  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Facilitated angioplasty
  • Fibrinolysis
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Pre-hospital treatment

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  • Holger Thiele

  • Lothar Engelmann

  • Kathleen Elsner

  • Mathias J. Kappl

  • Wulf Hinrich Storch

  • Kazem Rahimi

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