Fast track: early thrombolysis

Br J Nurs. 1995 May 25-Jun 7;4(10):562, 564-5. doi: 10.12968/bjon.1995.4.10.562.

Abstract

The reduction of cardiac muscle damage post myocardial infarction depends on how fast intravenous thrombolytic therapy can be administered. This article looks at how the appropriately trained nurse can facilitate this early treatment.

MeSH terms

  • Decision Trees
  • Electrocardiography
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis
  • Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*
  • Streptokinase / therapeutic use*
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Streptokinase