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The case for urban prehospital thrombolysis
  1. J R Benger
  1. Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr J R Benger, Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS2 8HW, UK;


This is the first part in a debate on the benefits and disadvantages of urban prehospital thrombolysis. I put the case for prehospital thrombolyis in the urban environment and argue that it is a rational development that will save lives and reduce long term morbidity.

  • thrombolysis
  • ECG, electrocardiogram
  • AMI, acute myocardial infarction

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  • Conflicts of interest: the author has previously received a small research grant from Ortivus, the manufacturers of “Mobimed” ECG and clinical data transmission equipment, but has no ongoing involvement with, or financial interest in, this company.

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