Thrombolysis, is a”best friend” of STEMI in non-covid times,.. but, definitely not during this deadly pandemic !

by Fitcoachion | Last Updated: June 20, 2020


That’s how the title sounded to me, when I happened to read this paper from the reputed Circulation journal.

Even in the serene non-covid days, primary PCI rate in most countries is at best 10 % and thrombolysis* is the only savior in STEMI.(*with or without Pharmaco Invasvive )

It’s Covid times you know, can’t take science for a ride. Let us all take a pledge, in this deadly pandemic to increase pPCI rate to atleast 50% and ditch that dedicated, trustworthy , uncomplicated all weather friend !

Reference

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.120.006885