Update 1987 pp 277-286 | Cite as

Thrombolysis in Acute Myocardial Infarction — A Race Against Time

  • D. Villemant
  • P. Barriot
  • P. Bodenan
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 3)


If performed very early thrombolysis may improve the prognosis of the acute phase of myocardial infarction (A.M.I.). However, patients arrive usually too late, necrosis is complete and only 15 to 19% of patients with A.M.I. may profit from thrombolysis. Treatment of the acute phase of a myocardial infarction is now a timed race.


Acute Myocardial Infarction Infective Endocarditis Coronary Care Unit Residual Stenosis Intravenous Thrombolysis 
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  • D. Villemant
  • P. Barriot
  • P. Bodenan

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