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ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

  • Paul Ellis Marik
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Acute Myocardial Infarction Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Pulmonary Congestion Fibrinolytic Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

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