Balloon angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction - Limitations of thrombolytic therapy when used alone

Published

Journal Article

Clinical perspective: Although thrombolytic therapy offers important, often life-preserving benefits to many AMI patients, its effectiveness is limited in several crucial respects: it does not achieve reperfusion in a substantial percentage of patients, nor does it reduce the underlying coronary lesion. In addition, its effectiveness cannot be predicted or reliably assessed by currently available noninvasive means in many AMI patients.

Duke Authors

Published Date

  • January 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 10 PART II

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Citation Source

  • Scopus