Table 1

 Short term clinical outcome after direct PTCA and thrombolytic treatment

PTCAThrombolysisOdds ratio (95% CI)Absolute risk differenceNumber to treat
Events are expressed in relative numbers (%).
Patients with AMI complicated by cardiogenic shock are not included in this analysis.w20
Modified from Keeley et al,8 with permission.
Patients (n)37173720
Death5.07.00.70 (0.6 to 0.9)2.050
Non-fatal reinfarction3.07.00.35 (0.3 to 0.5)4.025
Stroke1.02.00.46 (0.3 to 0.7)1.0100
Intracranial haemorrhage0.051.00.05 (0.006 to 0.35)0.95105
Composite8.014.00.5 (0.45 to 0.6)6.016