ST-Elevation MI

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2013 ACC/AHA Guideline for the management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines

Despite decreasing rates of STEMI over time, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) as a syndrome including STEMI, NSTEMI and unstable angina contributes to significant morbidity and mortality in the United States. STEMI is defined as a clinical syndrome of myocardial ischemia in association with persistent electrocardiographic (ECG) ST elevation (in the absence of left ventricular [LV] hypertrophy or left bundle-branch block [LBBB]) with subsequent release of biomarkers of myocardial necrosis (O’Gara et al., 2013).

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