ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Over 1.2 million patients suffer from new or recurrent ischemic events annually. This includes an estimated 565,000 cases of first and 300,000 cases of recurrent myocardial infarction. Although mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has declined in recent years, it still remains high at 25–30%. The most common cause of ST elevation AMI (STEMI) is acute plaque rupture with the resultant thrombosis leading to acute closure of coronary arteries.
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