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Data from The United Kingdom Heart Attack Study (UKHAS) Collaborative Group showed how important in terms of absolute lives saved access to CPR with a defibrillator was after acute MI. It is much more important than early access to thrombolysis whose importance can be estimated from the data from a meta-analysis of all major thrombolysis trials. Such composite data representation from two different patient populations is technically inaccurate but is the only way to make the point with existing data that interventions such as thrombolysis (or the slightly more effective percutaneous coronary angioplasty) may be less resource effective than ensuring prompt defibrillator access after a myocardial infarction. Of course primary prevention of MI, by say reducing population smoking rates, may be even more resource effective.
- ↑ Effect of time from onset to coming under care on fatality of patients with acute myocardial infarction: effect of resuscitation and thrombolytic treatment. The United Kingdom Heart Attack Study (UKHAS) Collaborative Group. Heart. 1998;80(2):114-20.
- ↑ Indications for fibrinolytic therapy in suspected acute myocardial infarction: collaborative overview of early mortality and major morbidity results from all randomised trials of more than 1000 patients. Fibrinolytic Therapy Trialists' (FTT) Collaborative Group. Lancet. 1994;343(8893):311-22.
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|current||18:41, 2 June 2007||800×800 (20 KB)||Mlj||(Data from The United Kingdom Heart Attack Study (UKHAS) Collaborative Group<ref><pmid>9813553</pmid></ref> showed how important in terms of absolute lives saved access to CPR with a defibrillator was after acute MI. It is much more important than early ac)|