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The role of surgery in ongoing infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20514572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute coronary syndromes range in severity from unstable angina to evolving myocardial infarction with persistent ST-segment elevation, with or without cardiogenic shock. Despite major improvements in medical and percutaneous therapy, acute coronary syndromes still represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The aggressive approaches to myocardial revascularization and mechanical circulatory support reviewed in this article seem to reduce the mortality associated with acute coronary syndromes. The optimal timing of surgery should not only reduce short-term mortality but also improve long-term outcomes.
E G Chedrawy; M G Massad
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-05-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1439-1902     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-01     Completed Date:  2010-09-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Coronary Syndrome / complications,  mortality,  surgery,  therapy*
Angina, Unstable / etiology,  therapy
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary* / adverse effects,  mortality
Assisted Circulation* / adverse effects,  mortality
Coronary Artery Bypass* / adverse effects,  mortality
Evidence-Based Medicine
Myocardial Infarction / etiology,  mortality,  surgery,  therapy*
Severity of Illness Index
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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