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J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2005 Dec;20(3):169-73.

Thrombolysis with streptokinase during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a single center experience and review of the literature.

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Division of Cardiology, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report our experience with use of thrombolysis with streptokinase during cardiopulmonary resuscitation of patients with cardiac arrest due to myocardial infarction.

DESIGN:

A case series.

METHODS:

Thrombolytic therapy (streptokinase) was administered during cardiopulmonary resuscitation of 4 patients with suspected myocardial infarction as the cause of cardiac arrest.

RESULTS:

3 of the 4 patients survived and were discharged from the hospital without any major complications or neurological sequela.

CONCLUSION:

Thrombolysis with streptokinase during cardiopulmonary resuscitation of patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction is associated with reduced mortality and favorable neurological outcome.

PMID:
16261290
DOI:
10.1007/s11239-005-3547-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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