Thrombolysis for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Drug Review

David K. Cundiff

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The Cost of Thrombolysis

According to the Pharmaceutical Red Book, 1.5 million units of SK costs $320, and the price of 100 mg of t-PA is $2750.[67] Consequently, the 210,000 to 350,000 US AMI patients who receive thrombolysis for AMI cost $400 to $575 million per year for the medication alone. For comparison, aspirin costs pennies and angioplasty fees average more than $20,000.[40]


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