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Should primary angioplasty be available for all patients with an ST elevation myocardial infarction?
  1. A de Belder
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Adam de Belder
    Department of Cardiology, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5BE, UK;


For the acute myocardial infarction patient, percutaneous coronary intervention is clearly superior to thrombolysis for many clinical end points, yet widespread availability of PCI services is still far from being realised

  • AMI, acute myocardial infarction
  • PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention
  • STEMI, ST elevation myocardial infarction
  • TIMI, thrombolysis in myocardial infarction
  • primary angioplasty

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  • Published Online First 27 May 2005

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