Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)

  • Justin LeeEmail author
  • Felix Reyes
  • Adam S. Budzikowski


Myocardial infarction (MI) due to coronary artery disease is a leading cause of mortality in the USA. ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (AMI) is defined as myocardial injury with evidence of cell necrosis in the form of cardiac troponin elevation greater than the 99th percentile of upper reference limit, in a clinical setting. With wider application of early reperfusion therapy, there is significant improvement in the management of myocardial infarction, with a significant resulting decrease of 30-day mortality (Anderson and Morrow, N Engl J Med;376(21):2053–64, 2017).


Myocardial infarction ST-segment elevations Chest pain Reperfusion Fibrinolysis PCI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineState University of New York Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Division of Cardiovascular Medicine-EP SectionSUNY Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

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