Intervention Protocol

Bypass for primary percutaneous intervention or thrombolysis at the nearest hospital for patients suffering ST-elevation myocardial infarction

  1. Steven C Faddy1,*,
  2. Michael A McMullen2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Heart Group

Published Online: 24 JAN 2014

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010936

How to Cite

Faddy SC, McMullen MA. Bypass for primary percutaneous intervention or thrombolysis at the nearest hospital for patients suffering ST-elevation myocardial infarction (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD010936. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010936.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ambulance Service of NSW, Service Development and Planning, Rozelle, NSW, Australia

  2. 2

    Ambulance Service of NSW, Rozelle, NSW, Australia

*Steven C Faddy, Service Development and Planning, Ambulance Service of NSW, Locked Bag 105, Rozelle, NSW, 2039, Australia. sfaddy@ambulance.nsw.gov.au. sfaddy@stvincents.com.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 24 JAN 2014

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

This review will compare the efficacy of transporting people with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) to a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) centre for primary PCI (PPCI) compared to thrombolysis at the nearest hospital. The review will evaluate whether there is a limit to transport time where PPCI becomes less efficacious than thrombolysis. If possible, the review will compare the effect of concomitant antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies administered alongside thrombolytic drugs.