Infarktbehandling - status ved norske sykehus
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Original versionTidsskrift for den Norske lægeforening 1990, 110 (1):35-7
Present routines for examination, treatment and follow-up of myocardial infarction were registered at all hospitals in Norway. Heparin and salicylic acid are given as standard treatment. Streptokinase is given regularly to patients with a short case-history, while beta-blockers are used mostly in secondary prevention. Patients with unstable angina pectoris are offered acute coronary by-pass operation in 90% of the hospitals. The hospitalization period is short, varying from approximately ten days for patients with large myocardial infarctions, to seven days for patients with small infarctions. Most hospitals have a progressive rehabilitation program which stimulates early discharge of the patients. In general, Norwegian hospitals follow "modern" principles in the treatment of myocardial infarction. The routines are fairly similar in small and large hospitals, and in various parts of the country.