Reducing mortality in myocardial infarction

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7502.1271 (Published 26 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1271

Primary angioplasty has strong evidence base

  1. Michael P Pitt, consultant cardiologist (Michael.Pitt@heartsol.wmids.nhs.uk),
  2. Gordon Murray, consultant cardiologist,
  3. James Beattie, cardiologist,
  4. Nadia El Gaylani, consultant cardiologist
  1. Heart of England NHS Trust, Birmingham B9 5SS

    Editor—A short ambulance ride from the tertiary cardiac centre from where Townend and Doshi expound the virtues of prehospital thrombolysis plus early revascularisation lies a district hospital that has operated a policy of primary angioplasty for more than two years.1

    In this hospital, which is staffed by four cardiologists (see …

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