Systematic review of patients presenting with suspected myocardial infarction and nonobstructive coronary arteries.

@article{Pasupathy2015SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review of patients presenting with suspected myocardial infarction and nonobstructive coronary arteries.},
  author={Sivabaskari Pasupathy and Tracy Michele Air and Rachel P. Dreyer and Rosanna Tavella and John F. Beltrame},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2015},
  volume={131 10},
  pages={861-70}
}
BACKGROUND Myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) is a puzzling clinical entity with no previous evaluation of the literature. This systematic review aims to (1) quantify the prevalence, risk factors, and 12-month prognosis in patients with MINOCA, and (2) evaluate potential pathophysiological mechanisms underlying this disorder. METHODS AND RESULTS Quantitative assessment of 28 publications using a meta-analytic approach evaluated the prevalence, clinical… CONTINUE READING

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