In clinical trials with short PTCA-related delays, PTCA produced better outcomes, while trials with longer delays favored thrombolytic therapy. A more precise estimate of the time interval to equipoise between the two therapies needs to be modeled with patient-level data. At experienced cardiac centers, PTCA is probably still preferable, even with delays longer than 50 minutes.
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