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      Delay Time between Onset of Myocardial Infarction and Start of Thrombolysis in Relation to Prognosis

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Acute myocardial infarction, Delay, Thrombolysis

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          In 292 patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction given thrombolytic agents, we describe the delay time between the onset of pain and the start of thrombolysis and relate the observations to the prognosis. In 3%, treatment was started 1 h or less and in 22% 2 h or less after onset of symptoms. The median delay time between onset of symptoms and arrival in hospital was 1 h 38 min, and the median delay time between the arrival in hospital and start of thrombolysis was 1 h 25 min. A very strong association between delay time to thrombolysis and mortality during 2 weeks and 1 year of follow-up was observed.

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          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1993
          1993
          14 November 2008
          : 82
          : 5
          : 347-353
          Affiliations
          Division of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden
          Article
          175885 Cardiology 1993;82:347–353
          10.1159/000175885
          8374933
          © 1993 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 7
          Categories
          Coronary Care

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