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Treatment of acute coronary syndrome: Part 2: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  22610195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: : Familiarize clinicians with recent information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
DATA SOURCES: : PubMed search and review of relevant medical literature.
SUMMARY: : Definition, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction are reviewed.
CONCLUSIONS: : Patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction benefit from prompt reperfusion therapy. Adjunctive antianginal, antiplatelet, antithrombotic, beta blocker, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, and statin agents minimize ongoing cardiac ischemia, prevent thrombus propagation, and reduce the risk of recurrent cardiovascular events.
Authors:
Jeffrey C Trost; Richard A Lange
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1530-0293     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1939-45     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
From the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JCT), Baltimore, MD, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (RAL), San Antonio, TX.
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