Treatment of acute coronary syndrome: Part 2: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Jeffrey C. Trost, Richard A. Lange

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Abstract

Objective: Familiarize clinicians with recent information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Data Sources: PubMed search and review of relevant medical literature. Summary: Definition, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction are reviewed. Conclusions: Patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction benefit from prompt reperfusion therapy. Adjunctive antianginal, antiplatelet, antithrombotic, beta blocker, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, and statin agents minimize ongoing cardiac ischemia, prevent thrombus propagation, and reduce the risk of recurrent cardiovascular events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1939-1945
Number of pages7
JournalCritical care medicine
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

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Keywords

  • acute coronary syndrome
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • coronary artery disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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