[Management of acute myocardial infarction: What remains of intravenous thrombolysis?]

Jean-Louis Bonnet, Guillaume Bonnet
La Presse M├ędicale 2011, 40 (6): 611-4
ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is related to acute occlusion of a coronary artery by a fibrin reach thrombus. Early reperfusion may reduce infarct size and improve prognosis. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is more effective than intravenous fibrinolysis (IVF). Fibrinolysis remains useful in patients when PCI is not feasible. IVF has largely contributed to the knowledge of the physiopathology of STEMI and its management.

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