There are three types of heart attacks: unstable angina pectoris, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarct (NSTEMI) and ST-elevation myocardial infarct (STEMI). Choosing between thrombolysis and angioplasty matters only in the STEMI.
Which is better: thrombolysis (treatment with clot busting medication) or primary angioplasty (an invasive procedure for ...
Talking to a cardiologist at my hospital he said now almost all percutaneous coronary interventions can be done through radial access. He mentioned that he does still do certain procedures (valve repair, right heart ablations, etc.) through femoral access. His reasoning was that femoral access can be faster for certain procedures vs radial and this means ...
A number of studies have shown that in early period (within 2-3 hours of onset of chest pain), thrombolysis is as good or even better than primary angioplasty:
USIC 2000 registry
CAPTIM trial and its 5 year results
DANAMI-2 study Subgroup analysis of this study quoted by arkiaamu also showed clear ...