Thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction
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Thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction

Jackie Tough Nurse consultant, Chest pain and acute coronary syndromes, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

This article examines thrombolytic therapy, the first-line treatment for patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction in most UK hospitals. The pharmacology of thrombolytic drugs and reasons for their use are discussed.

Nursing Standard. 19, 37,55-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.05.19.37.55.c3878

Correspondence

jackie.tough@stees.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review