Thrombolysis with streptokinase during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A single center experience and review of the literature


Aliyev F., Habeb M., Babalik E., Karadag B.

Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, vol.20, no.3, pp.169-173, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11239-005-3547-z
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-173

Abstract

Objective: To report our experience with use of thrombolysis with streptokinase during cardiopulmonary resuscitation of patients with cardiac arrest due to myocardial infarction. Design: A case series. Methods: Thrombolytic therapy (streptokinase) was administered during cardiopulmonary resuscitation of 4 patients with suspected myocardial infarction as the cause of cardiac arrest. Results: 3 of the 4 patients survived and were discharged from the hospital without any major complications or neurological sequela. Conclusion: Thrombolysis with streptokinase during cardiopulmonary resuscitation of patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction is associated with reduced mortality and favorable neurological outcome. © Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005.