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Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patients Presenting with ST-segment Elevation

Pocket Guidelines

Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
Chronic Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD)

Publication Date: 2012
Chairperson: Stefan James & Gabriel Steg 

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Table of Contents

    • Preamble
    • Introduction
      • Definition of acute myocardial infraction
      • Epidemiology of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction 
    • Emergency care
      • Initial diagnosis
      • Relief of pain, breathlessness and anxiety
      • Cardiac arrest
      • Prehospital logistics of care
      • Reperfusion therapy
      • Management of hyperglycaemia in the acute phase of STEMI
    • Management during hospitalization and at discharge
      • Coronary care unit logistics and monitoring
      • Risk assessment and imaging
      • Assessment of myocardial viability
      • Routine therapies for ST-segment elevation myocardial infraction 
    • Complications following ST-segment elevation myocaridal infarction
      • Haemodynamic and rhythm disturbances
      • Cardiac complications