Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Zhen Vin Lee, Bashir Hanif
    Pages 1-13 Open Access
  3. Adam J. Brown, Francis J. Ha, Michael Michail, Nick E. J. West
    Pages 15-29 Open Access
  4. Ian Patrick Kay, Brittany Georgia Kay
    Pages 31-40 Open Access
  5. Jithendra B. Somaratne, James T. Stewart, Peter N. Ruygrok, Mark W. Webster
    Pages 41-52 Open Access
  6. Peter McKavanagh, George Zawadowski, Warren J. Cantor
    Pages 53-67 Open Access
  7. Cara Hendry, Rizwan Rashid
    Pages 69-81 Open Access
  8. Fuminobu Yoshimachi, Yuji Ikari
    Pages 83-98 Open Access
  9. Alan Yean Yip Fong, Hwei Sung Ling
    Pages 99-108 Open Access
  10. Fahim H. Jafary
    Pages 109-118 Open Access
  11. Janarthanan Sathananthan, Timothy J. Watson, Dale Murdoch, Christopher Overgaard, Deborah Lee, Deanna Khoo et al.
    Pages 119-135 Open Access
  12. Mark Hensey, Janarthanan Sathananthan, Wahyu Purnomo Teguh, Niall Mulvihill
    Pages 137-150 Open Access
  13. Upul Wickramarachchi, Hee Hwa Ho, Simon Eccleshall
    Pages 151-165 Open Access
  14. Valeria Paradies, Pieter C. Smits
    Pages 167-178 Open Access
  15. William K. T. Hau, Bryan P. Y. Yan
    Pages 179-195 Open Access
  16. Katherine M. Yu, Morton J. Kern
    Pages 197-210 Open Access
  17. William Y. Shi, Julian A. Smith
    Pages 211-221 Open Access
  18. Julien Adjedj, Olivier Muller, Eric Eeckhout
    Pages 223-235 Open Access
  19. Mei-Tzu Wang, Cheng Chung Hung, Wei-Chun Huang
    Pages 237-252 Open Access
  20. Nathan Lo, E. Magnus Ohman
    Pages 253-273 Open Access
  21. Wei Wang, Anson Cheung
    Pages 275-287 Open Access
  22. Margot M. Sherman Jollis, James G. Jollis
    Pages 289-306 Open Access
  23. Valeria Paradies, Mervyn Huan Hao Chan, Derek J. Hausenloy
    Pages 307-322 Open Access
  24. John S. Douglas
    Pages 323-338 Open Access

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This quick-reference handbook offers a concise and practical review of key aspects of the treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the era of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). In the context of STEMI, PPCI is the preferred mode of emergency revascularization. Access to PPCI is rapidly increasing and is now routinely practiced in both general and specialist hospitals and there has been a recent emphasis on developing STEMI networks to enhance and expedite the referral pathway. This coupled with concurrent developments to enhance the safety and efficacy of the PPCI procedure has heralded an era where STEMI interventions are increasingly considered an important subspecialty within interventional cardiology.

Written by leading cardiologists who have been instrumental in the adoption of PPCI in their respective institutions, the book provides junior and senior cardiologists alike with insightful and thought-provoking tips and tricks to enhance the success of PPCI procedures, which may in turn translate into direct improvements in outcomes. The book is also relevant for healthcare providers and emergency department physicians.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy J Watson
    • 1
  • Paul JL Ong
    • 2
  • James E Tcheng
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyHSC Medical CenterKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyTan Tock Seng HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Department of MedicineDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-1113-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-1114-7
  • Buy this book on publisher's site