Adjunctive antiplatelet therapy in acute myocardial infarction: The road to improved infarct-related artery patency

Journal Article

A direct relationship exists between infarct artery patency and survival in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Currently available thrombolytic regimens produce 90 minute patency rates on the order of 80%. Preliminary trials suggest that adjunctive anti-platelet therapy with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, in conjunction with thrombolytic therapy, may significantly improve 90 minute infarct related artery patency and thereby survival, in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Alexander, JH; Harrington, RA

Published Date

  • 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3-4

Start / End Page

  • 353 - 355

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0929-5305

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/A:1008845315933