Community practice of primary angioplasty for myocardial infarction

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jul 15;80(2):209-12. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00321-4.


Results obtained with primary angioplasty at the community level do not duplicate the results of the published trials. Major changes in current community practice patterns are needed to achieve the success rates of the published trials.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary*
  • California
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Community*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / therapy*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome