Effect of prehospital thrombolysis on aborting acute myocardial infarction

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Oct 15;84(8):928-30, A6-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00468-3.


On administering thrombolysis in a prehospital setting, we found a threefold increase in the incidence of abortion of myocardial infarction, compared with the in-hospital program of a nearby hospital. Assessment of aborted myocardial infarction may be a better criterion for the efficacy of early thrombolysis than mortality data.

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Medical Services*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Thrombolytic Therapy*
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome