Timing of events in STEMI patients treated with immediate PCI or standard medical therapy: implications on optimisation of timing of treatment from the CARESS-in-AMI trial

Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Dariusz Dudek, Federico Piscione, Waldemar Mielecki, Stefano Savonitto, Francesco Borgia, Ernesto Murena, Antonio Manari, Achille Gaspardone, Andrzej Ochala, Krzysztof Zmudka, Leonardo Bolognese, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Marcus Flather, Carlo Di Mario, CARESS-in-AMI (Combined Abciximab RE-teplase Stent Study in Acute Myocardial Infarction) Investigators

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)


Early angioplasty after thrombolysis is now recommended for ST-elevation myocardial infarction, but the current guidelines propose a wide time-window ranging between 3 and 24h after lytic administration. To identify the optimal timing for PCI after thrombolysis, we analyzed frequency and time course of the adverse events in patients randomized in the multicenter CARESS-in-AMI trial.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-81
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2012


  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Time Factors

Cite this