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Thrombolyse intracoronarienne comme traitement de l'infarctus en constitution [Intracoronary thrombolysis as a treatment for evolving myocardial infarction].
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Myocardial infarction is almost always the consequence of a thrombotic obstruction of one or more coronary arteries. We report our experience with the first 24 cases of intracoronary thrombolysis for recanalization of obstructed coronary arteries. 19 cases were successful, 1 case was partially successful and in 4 instances no reopening was observed. The amount of streptokinase used was 206 000 +/- 107 000 units, and reperfusion was achieved after 37 +/- 27.5 minutes. Recanalization of the vessel was accompanied by cessation of precordial pain and partial or complete normalization of the electrocardiogram. In one case bypass surgery was necessary because of reocclusion. Left ventricular function improvement after thrombolysis was dependent on the time-lag between occlusion and recanalization. These observations confirm others' experience that intracoronary thrombolysis appears to have favorable effects in patients with evolving myocardial infarction.
Coronary Disease/complications, Coronary Disease/enzymology, Female, Humans, Male, Myocardial Infarction/prevention & control, Perfusion, Streptokinase/administration & dosage, Streptokinase/therapeutic use
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