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Diagnostic and therapeutic implications of type 2 myocardial infarction: review and commentary.
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PMID:  24462011     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The Task Force for the Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction recently published updated guidelines for the clinical and research diagnosis of myocardial infarction under a variety of circumstances and in a variety of categories. A type 1 myocardial infarction (MI) is usually the result of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease with thrombotic coronary arterial obstruction secondary to atherosclerotic plaque rupture, ulceration, fissuring, or dissection, causing coronary arterial obstruction with resultant myocardial ischemia and necrosis. Patients with a type 2 MI do not have atherosclerotic plaque rupture. In this latter group of patients, myocardial necrosis occurs because of an increase in myocardial oxygen demand or a decrease in myocardial blood flow. Type 2 MI has been the subject of considerable clinical discussion and confusion. This review by knowledgeable members of the Task Force seeks to help clinicians resolve the confusion surrounding type 2 MI.
Joseph S Alpert; Kristian A Thygesen; Harvey D White; Allan S Jaffe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  127     ISSN:  1555-7162     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-01-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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