Fibrinolytic Therapy Vs Mechanical Reperfusion Key Concepts And Differences

The use of fibrinolytic therapy, the most widely applied reperfusion therapy, has been extensively investigated in almost 200,000 patients enrolled in randomized clinical trials (1-4). It is logistically ideal for widespread use at almost any medical facility. A few

From: Contemporary Cardiology: Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes, Second Edition Edited by: C. P. Cannon © Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ

Fibrinolytic Therapy
Fig. 1. Effectiveness of fibrinolytic therapy and interval from symptom onset to administration. Adapted from ref. 6.

key concepts, corroborated by angiographic evaluation and substantial clinical follow-up, have emerged from this vast experience.

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