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March 28, 2007

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention vs Thrombolysis for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2007;297(12):1313-1315. doi:10.1001/jama.297.12.1313-a

To the Editor: In their study of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) vs thrombolysis, Dr Stenestrand and colleagues1 reported long-term outcomes among patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Sweden between 1999 and 2004.1 They documented divergent outcomes stratified by initial reperfusion strategy. We would like to offer a different interpretation of the data.

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