The Modern Era of Coronary Thrombolysis

  • Richard C. Becker

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 160)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Margaret Ferrell, Valentin Fuster
    Pages 1-13
  3. D. Collen, H. R. Lijnen
    Pages 15-26
  4. H. Vernon Anderson, James T. Willerson
    Pages 27-39
  5. Ted W. Love, David C. Stump
    Pages 41-51
  6. Christopher P. Cannon, Carolyn H. McCabe, Eugene Braunwald
    Pages 53-67
  7. Alfred E. R. Arnold, David de Bono, Jacobus Lubsen, Maarten L. Simoons, Frans Van de Werf, Marc Verstraete
    Pages 69-79
  8. Paul M. Ridker, Charles H. Hennekens
    Pages 81-90
  9. Robert A. Harrington, Robert M. Califf
    Pages 91-106
  10. Christopher Granger
    Pages 135-148
  11. Michael Mooradd, Robert J. Goldberg, Joel M. Gore
    Pages 163-174
  12. Diwakar Jain, Frans J. Th. Wackers, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 195-217
  13. E. Bovill, R. Tracy, C. Granger, N. Hardin
    Pages 239-251
  14. Carey D. Kimmelstiel
    Pages 253-277
  15. Burton E. Sobel
    Pages 279-290

About this book

Introduction

Coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and other industrialized nations. Acute myocardial infarction accounts for a majority of these deaths, approaching 750,000 yearly.
Thrombolytic therapy has revolutionized the treatment of myocardial infarction, saving lives to a greater extent than any treatment developed to date. The identification of patients best suited for thrombolytic therapy has been a challenging task, as has the ideal adjuvant strategy. Further, the noninvasic diagnosis of treatment successes and failures, as well as the expeditious triaging of patients requiring mechanical/surgical revascularization have been difficult to define, but progress has been made recently.
The emergence of information vital for patient care has appeared at an extraordinary pace, with hundreds of articles being published yearly. Unfortunately, a resource devoted to the area of thrombolysis does not exist, making the dissemination of information to physicians, scientists and health care providers problematic.
The Modern Era of Coronary Thrombolysis is designed to bring the medical and scientific communities up to date. It will serve as a foundation for future investigation, as well as a resource which can be referred to for many years to come.

Keywords

coronary heart disease heart heart disease heart failure myocardial infarction platelet

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard C. Becker
    • 1
  1. 1.Thrombosis Research CenterUniversity of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-2618-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6122-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2618-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
  • About this book