Title

Death or nonfatal stroke in patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with tissue plasminogen activator. Participants in the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2.

UMMS Affiliation

Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Date

3-1-2001

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Age Factors; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Cerebral Hemorrhage; Female; Hospital Mortality; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Myocardial Infarction; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic; Risk Factors; Sex Factors; Tissue Plasminogen Activator

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

In a retrospective cohort of patients treated in community hospitals, tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) was associated with decreased odds of in-hospital death or nonfatal stroke. However, the relative benefit was less evident in older patients and women, and some older subgroups did not benefit from treatment.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Am J Cardiol. 2001 Mar 1;87(5):627-30, A9.

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

11230850