Current Atherosclerosis Reports

, 16:412

Acute Revascularization in ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (P Perrone-Filardi and S. Agewall, Section Editors)

DOI: 10.1007/s11883-014-0412-6

Cite this article as:
Prodanov, P. & Widimsky, P. Curr Atheroscler Rep (2014) 16: 412. doi:10.1007/s11883-014-0412-6
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  1. Topical Collection on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke


We briefly and comprehensively present some of the novel findings in the field of revascularization therapy and management of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We highlight the latest evidence-based advancements in the pharmacological and mechanical treatment of patients who presented with STEMI. Since the last updates to the international guidelines (American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology) were published in 2011 and 2012, there have been changes and several important studies have presented their final outcomes. We also highlight some controversial approaches as part of the current debates in the cardiology community. In addition, we share our recent experience in the field of biodegradable scaffold stents as a treatment strategy in STEMI.


Acute revascularizationMyocardial infarctionPercutaneous coronary interventionFibrinolysisAntiplatelet therapyBalloon angioplastyStentingDirect stentingBioresorbable vascular scaffoldBiodegradable stentMultivessel diseaseBypass grafting

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiocenter, Third Faculty of MedicineCharles University and University Hospital Kralovske VinohradyPrague 10Czech Republic