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Very early trombolytic therapy in suspected acute myocardial infarction
[external]. (Prehospital akutsjukvård)
1990 (English)In: American Journal of Cardiology, ISSN 0002-9149, E-ISSN 1879-1913, Vol. 65, no 7, 401-407 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Three hundred fifty-two patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were randomized to placebo (175) or tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) (177). Patients were eligible if evaluated within 165 minutes from onset of chest pain and if age was <75 years. Electrocardiographic criteria were not required. A mobile coronary care unit with a cardiologist present was used to initiate treatment at home in 29% of the patients. Primary endpoints were infarct size (serum lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme1 activity), left ventricular function (radioangiography) and exercise capacity at 30 days. AMI was diagnosed in 59% of all randomized patients. The incidence was similar in the 2 groups (placebo, 108, rt-PA, 101). Among all randomized patients, rt-PA was associated with significantly decreased infarct size and an increased ejection fraction. Among rt-PA-treated patients there were significantly fewer Q-wave infarctions. No difference in exercise capacity could be detected. No benefit was found in subgroups of patients without ST-segment elevation on the initial electrocardiogram. There were 18 (10.3%) and 11 (6.2%) deaths (p = 0.23) within 30 days in the placebo and rt-PA groups, respectively. Adverse reactions were similar in both groups with no excess of complications in the home-treated group. Very early treatment with rt-PA in patients with a strong suspicion of AMI and ST-segment elevation limits infarct size and improves left ventricular function. The infarct pattern is shifted from Q-wave to non-Q-wave infarcts by rt-PA. The study suggests that thrombolysis can be given before hospital admission without additional risk. Furthermore, etectrocardiographic records are useful for selection of patients.

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Excerpta Medica, Inc. , 1990. Vol. 65, no 7, 401-407 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7669DOI: 10.1016/0002-9149(90)90800-GLocal ID: 2320/8537OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-7669DiVA: diva2:888550
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