When should we give tenecteplase in acute MI?

When should we give tenecteplase in acute MI?

This video will discuss about the tenecteplase in acute MI, by Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket. The moment when the diagnosis of acute MI is made and the patient has pain more than 15 – 20 minutes and ECG has elevation of ST leads, then thrombolyse the patient within first 12 hours and after 2 – 3 hours, angiography can be done. He will also explain what to do if the revascularization is not satisfactory by thrombolysis and which fibrin specific therapy is needed in acute MI patients.

Dr. Viveka Kumar

Dr. Viveka Kumar is a Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cath Lab at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. He completed his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from IMS (BHU), Varanasi and later obtained the DM (Cardiology) postdoc, superspeciality degree through GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. Has extensive experience in the field of Cardiac interventions and Electrophysiology. Specializes in complex angioplasties including multivessel, bifurication and left main angioplasties with Rota Ablation, FFR, IVUS, IABP, IMPELLA devices. Has done more than 7500 angioplasties and 2500 balloon valvotomies with good outcomes.

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