Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) v thrombolytic treatment (TT) for acute myocardial infarction at 4–6 weeks*

Weighted event rates
OutcomesPTCATTRRR (95% CI)NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article using odds ratios.
Death7.0%9.3%25% (13 to 36)43 (31 to 84)
Nonfatal reinfarction2.5%6.8%63% (53 to 72)24 (21 to 28)
Stroke0.9%2.0%54% (28 to 70)92 (71 to 178)
Haemorrhagic stroke0.05%1.1%95% (65 to 99)93 (89 to 136)
Combined endpoint8.1%14%43% (34 to 51)17 (14 to 21)