Reperfusion strategies in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: a comprehensive review of contemporary management options.

@article{Boden2007ReperfusionSI,
  title={Reperfusion strategies in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: a comprehensive review of contemporary management options.},
  author={William E. Boden and Kim Eagle and Christopher B. Granger},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 10},
  pages={
          917-29
        }
}
There are an estimated 500,000 ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) events in the U.S. annually. Despite improvements in care, up to one-third of patients presenting with STEMI within 12 h of symptom onset still receive no reperfusion therapy acutely. Clinical studies indicate that speed of reperfusion after infarct onset may be more important than whether pharmacologic or mechanical intervention is used. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), when performed rapidly at… CONTINUE READING
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