Thrombolysis in STEMI at Prehospital Settings


  • Mehmet Ergin
  • Zerrin Defne Dündar
  • Başar Cander

Received Date: 16.09.2013 Accepted Date: 18.01.2014 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2014;13(3):143-145

Thrombolysis is a rapidly available but semi-effective treatment, whereas percutaneous coronary intervention is a potentially delayed but highly effective therapy. What about thrombolysis in the prehospital setting for ST-elevated myocardial infarction? Does scientific evidence support or oppose? Which patient group is more eligible for prehospital thrombolysis? Is there any skirmish between emergency medicine and cardiovascular professionals? You can find a history of prehospital thrombolysis on the basis of scientific evidence in this writing.

Keywords: Emergency medical services, thrombolytic therapy, myocardial infarction