Download PDFPDF

Nurse initiated thrombolysis in the accident and emergency department: safe, accurate, and faster than fast track
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g.
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests


  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

Jump to comment:

  • Published on:
    Nurse initiated thrombolysis in the emergency department

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the artlcle by Heath et al. in the Emergency Medicine Journal, looking at nurse initiated thrombolysis in the accident and emergency department.[1]

    Speed of thrombolysis (and hence the "door to needle" time) is well recognised as being important in reducing myocardial damage and decreasing mortality in acute myocardial infarction. In fact, "pain to needle" time is ev...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.