Predictors of outcome of reperfusion therapy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The physician wishing to estimate the risk of death for a patient experiencing acute myocardial infarction can rapidly use parameters available on first seeing the patient to estimate the expected mortality and can update this risk during the early phase of the event. From the initial evaluation, factors that exclude patients from reperfusion therapy constitute a substantially elevated risk. Older age, haemodynamic distress, and markers of ongoing ischaemia provide a large amount of prognostic information from the initial exam. Careful surveillance for additional complications allows continuous risk assessment during the early course.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Califf, RM; Lee, KL; Granger, CB; Ohman, EM

Published Date

  • May 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 728 - 735

PubMed ID

  • 9152643

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-668X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/oxfordjournals.eurheartj.a015338


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England