Pharmacological and invasive therapy for acute myocardial infarction
Acute myocardial infarction secondary to atherosclerotic coronary artery disease is a leading cause of death in developed countries of the Western hemisphere. New dimensions and perspectives of clinical interest have emerged since acute coronary angiography ‘rediscovered’ the presence of a thrombus, usually superimposed on an atheromatous plaque, as the responsible culprit for the occlusion of an infarct-related artery. The observation that streptokinase infusion results in recanalization of occluded coronary arteries provided the basis for the development of thrombolytic therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction.
KeywordsAcute Myocardial Infarction Acute Myocardial Infarction Thrombolytic Therapy Intravenous Streptokinase Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction
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