High-risk patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction derive greatest absolute benefit from primary percutaneous coronary intervention: Results from the Primary Coronary Angioplasty Trialist versus Thrombolysis (PCAT)-2 Collaboration.
Am Heart J. 2011 Mar;161(3):500-507.e1
Authors: de Boer SP, Barnes EH, Westerhout CM, Simes RJ, Granger CB, Kastrati A, Widimsky P, de Boer MJ, Zijlstra F, Boersma E
Meta-analyses of randomized trials show that primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) results in lower mortality than fibrinolytic therapy in patients with myocardial infarction. We investigated which categories of patients with myocardial infarction would benefit most from the strategy of PPCI and, thus, have lowest numbers needed to treat to prevent a death.
PMID: 21392604 [PubMed - in process]