International differences in in-hospital revascularization and outcomes following acute myocardial infarction - A multilevel analysis of patients in ASSENT-2

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Gupta M., Chang W., Van de Werf F., Granger C., Midodzi W., Barbash G., ...More

EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, vol.24, no.18, pp.1640-1650, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0195-668x(03)00433-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1640-1650
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Background Revascularization rates vary substantially between countries in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The impact of early revascularization on clinical outcomes in such patients remains uncertain. The ASSENT-2 fibrinolytic trial provides the opportunity to compare revascularization rates following STEMI in patients across 29 countries, and to explore the relationship between revascularization and clinical outcome.