Acute treatment of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction: is there a role for the cardiac surgeon?

@article{Hagl2009AcuteTO,
  title={Acute treatment of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction: is there a role for the cardiac surgeon?},
  author={Christian Hagl and Nawid Khaladj and Sven Peterss and A. Lopez – Martens and Ingo Kutschka and Heidi Goerler and Malakh Lal Shrestha and Axel Haverich},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={1786-92}
}
BACKGROUND Several attempts from single institutions to treat acute myocardial infarctions with bypass surgery never reached widespread acceptance in the cardiology and surgical community. Owing to a variety of new surgical techniques, this old dogma has to be reconsidered under the light of patient-adjusted optimal treatment algorithms. METHODS Between August 2002 and August 2007, 112 patients, mean age of 66 years (range, 41 to 85 years), underwent emergency coronary artery bypass grafting… CONTINUE READING

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