Post-therapy outcome and echocardiographic analysis at three weeks of elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction following thrombolysis therapy
Introduction: Once severe ischemia has lasted for about 20 minutes, myocardial necrosis ensues, affecting the subendocardium first and then proceeding in a time dependent wave front to reach epicardium about 4 to 6 hours later. Restoration of blood flow before necrosis is transmural, arrests the progression of necrosis and salvages the still viable but ischemic myocardium that would otherwise proceed to necrosis. Aim: The objective is to assess the occurrence of complications of half dose of streptokinase versus full dose of streptokinase in three weeks follow-up following thrombolysis therapy. Material and Methods Sixty elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction were enrolled in the study, presenting within 12 hours of onset of symptoms and having no contra-indication to thrombolytic therapy at GMC, Jammu for a period of one year w.e.f nov.2017 to oct.2018 :.Results: Out of the total 60 cases included in our study, 30 (50%) were assigned to the study group and 30 (50%) were included in the control group. Overall, 46 (76.7%) males and 14 (23.3%) females were included in the study. Conclusion: In the present study, we conclude that low dose streptokinase also achieved post-therapy outcome comparable to the standard dose, as assessed clinically and echocardiographically in a short-term follow-up of three weeks.
Keywords :acute myocardial infarction echocardiography post-therapy outcome
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POST-THERAPY OUTCOME AND ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS AT THREE WEEKS OF ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION FOLLOWING THROMBOLYSIS THERAPY, Dr Vinod Kumar, Dr Ritu Bhagat, Dr Roopali Jandyal, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-2 | Issue-5 | September-2018
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