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

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

Cited Authors

  • Stack, RS; Califf, RM; Phillips, HR; Pryor, DB; Quigley, PJ; Bauman, RP; Tcheng, JE; Jr, JCG

Published Date

  • 1988

Published In

  • American Journal of Cardiology

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 10 PART II

Start / End Page

  • 4F - 4F