Pre-hospital Thrombolytic Intervention in the Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction
In an attempt to limit infarct size, the objective of treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has changed in the past 20 years from limitation of myocardial oxygen consumption (nitrates, beta-blockers, vasodilators) towards improvement of tissue oxygen availability by dissolving the occluding thrombus in the infarctrelated coronary artery. Well-designed controlled studies have proven the value of thrombolytic treatment, especially when initiation occurs very early [1–6].
KeywordsIschemia Europe Transportation Heparin Cardiol
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