Treatment of acute myocardial infarction by primary coronary angioplasty or intravenous thrombolysis in the 'real world'. One-year results from a nationwide French survey

  • Danchin N
  • Vaur L
  • Genes N
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Background-Recent randomized trials comparing primary coronary angioplasty and intravenous thrombolysis at the acute stage of myocardial infarction have shown a limited but definite advantage for primary angioplasty. The aim of this study was to document 1-year outcome in patients receiving either thrombolysis or primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction in the 'real world.' Methods and Results We used a nationwide prospective registry of all patients admitted for acute myocardial infarction in French intensive care units in November 1995. Of the 721 patients who received reperfusion therapy, 152 were treated with primary angioplasty and 569 received intravenous thrombolysis. The two groups were remarkably similar with respect to all baseline descriptors, except that a higher proportion of patients in the angioplasty group had a history of cerebrovascular accident (10% versus 2%, P

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  • N Danchin

  • L Vaur

  • N Genes

  • S Etienne

  • M Angioi

  • J Ferrieres

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