Increased prescription of thrombolytic treatment to elderly patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction associated with audit.
- Published Article
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
- Publication Date
Feb 15, 1992
Low rates of prescription of thrombolytic treatment to elderly patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction were identified and corrected. Streptokinase treatment was associated with transient arrhythmias or hypotension in about a third of these patients with infarcts, particularly those with electrocardiographic changes in inferior leads.
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