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Increased prescription of thrombolytic treatment to elderly patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction associated with audit.

Authors
  • Hendra, T J
  • Marshall, A J
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Publication Date
Feb 15, 1992
Volume
304
Issue
6824
Pages
423–425
Identifiers
PMID: 1547391
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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