MCQ 21

MCQs in Cardiology

A 67-year-old male presents to the emergency department with substernal chest pain. After initial investigations, the medical team decides whether to proceed with angioplasty or thrombolytics. Based on the results of the PAMI-1 (Primary Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction) trial, when compared to thrombolytics in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), percutaneous balloon angioplasty was associated with which of the following?
A. Higher in-hospital mortality
B. Similar rates of cerebral vascular accidents
C. Similar rates of repeat re-vascularization
D. Higher event-free survival
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