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Third Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction

Pocket Guidelines

Cardiovascular Surgery
Acute Cardiac Care
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly
Acute Coronary Syndromes

Publication Date:2012

Chairpersons: Kristian Thygesen, Joseph Alpert, Harvey White

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Table of Contents

  • Definition of Myocardial Infarction
  • Pathology
  • Cardiac biomakers for detecting myocardial infarction
  • Illustration showing clinical entities that can be associated with myocardial injury or infarction 
  • Classification of myocardial infarction
  • Electrocardiographic detection of myocardial infraction
  • ECG changes associated with prior myocardial infarction
  • Conditions that confound the ECG diagnosis of myocardial infarction
  • Applying imaging in acute myocardial infarction
  • Recurrent myocardial infraction
  • Reinfraction
  • Silent myocardial infraction
  • Assessment of MI in patients undergoing cardiac procedures other than PCI and CABG
  • Myocardial infarction associated with non-cardial procedures
  • Myocardial injury or infarction associated with heart failure
  • Applications of MI in clinical trials and quality assurance programmes