Thrombolytic Therapy: State of the Art
It is dangerous to take a position on the “state of the art” of thrombolytic therapy, particularly since a number of larger studies are being conducted and may be completed before this paper appears. The available data at the time of this meeting have convinced us that thrombolytic therapy is the preferred mode of treatment in a subgroup of patients with acute myocardial infarction: patients with extensive anterior myocardial ischemia or inferoposterior ischemia, who can be treated within 4–6 h after the onset of symptoms.
KeywordsAcute Myocardial Infarction Infarct Size Thrombolytic Therapy Global Left Ventricular Function Regional Left Ventricular Function
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