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

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