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Heparin Pretreatment May Safely Open Arteries Prior to STEMI Cath

Steve Stiles   |   13 September 2022

Heparin started in the ambulance or emergency department (ED) makes it more likely a patient with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) will present to the cath lab without a coronary artery occlusion, suggests a large registry study.

An open infarct-related artery (IRA) at angiography on cath-lab arrival presents STEMI patients an opportunity...

          

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