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
Published in print: 25 May 2005Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review