Challenging delays in thrombolysis
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Challenging delays in thrombolysis

Nick Castle Consultant nurse, Resuscitation and emergency care, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, University of Technology, South Africa
Robert Owen Director of clinical development, Surrey Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Delayed thrombolysis can be disastrous for patients with acute myocardial infarction. NICK CASTLE and ROBERT OWEN review some of the ways delays are being addressed

The management of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can be divided in to three groups: resuscitation, management of pain and reperfusion therapy (Castle 2003).

Emergency Nurse. 12, 8, 18-22. doi: 10.7748/en2004.12.12.8.18.c1176

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