When a patient has a heart attachk when do you know to use thrombolytic agents or anticoagulants?

Not used much any mo. Now a days unless in a very rural location without angioplasty capabilities, thrombolyics are rarely used. Pts are usually give oral antiplts and IV blood thinners and taken imediately to the cath lab. The earlier the better. Target door to balloon time of 90 min or less.