Consultation before thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction

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Abstract

  • Among 57,398 thrombolytic recipients in the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2, consultation with another physician was sought in 64% before initiating lytic therapy, although presenting features were typical, rather than atypical, in most patients. Consultation significantly delayed the administration of lytic therapy and was associated with increased hospital mortality.
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  • Al-Mubarak N; Rogers WJ; Lambrew CT; Bowlby LJ; French WJ
  • Start Page

  • 89
  • End Page

  • 93
  • Volume

  • 83
  • Issue

  • 1