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Third Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Cardiovascular Surgery
Acute Cardiac Care
Interventional Cardiology
Diagnostic Methods
Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Guidelines version available to download
Published in 2012
Reference European Heart Journal (2012) 33, 2551–2567
Published in 2012
Reference MI
Published in 2012
Reference Univ. Def of MI App
Published in 2012
Reference 31 educational slides
Published in 2012
Reference 1 hour of External CME credits
Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)
  1. Definition of myocardial infraction
  2. Introduction
  3. Pathological characteristics of myocardial ischaemia and infarction
  4. Biomarker detection of myocardial injury with necrosis
  5. Clinical features of myocardial ischaemia and infarction
  6. Clinical classification of myocardial infarction
    1. myocardial infarction (MI type 1)
    2. Myocardial infarction secondary to an ischaemic imbalance (MI type 2)
    3. Cardiac death due to myocardial infarction (MI type 3)
    4. Myocardial infarction associated with revascularization procedures (MI types 4 and 5)
  7. Electrocardiographic detection of myocardial infarction
  8. Prior myocardial infarction
  9. Silent myocardial infarction
  10. Conditions that confound the ECG diagnosis of myocardial infarction
  11. Imaging techniques
    1. Echocardiography
    2. Radionuclide imaging
    3. Magnetic resonance imaging
    4. Computed tomography
    5. Applying imaging in acute myocardial infarction
    6. Applying imaging in late presentation of myocardial infarction
  12. Diagnostic criteria for myocardial infarction with PCI (MI type 4)
  13. Diagnostic criteria for myocardial infarction with CABG (MI type 5)
  14. Assessment of MI in patients undergoing other cardiac procedures
  15. Myocardial infarction associated with non-cardiac procedures
  16. Myocardial infarction in the intensive care unit
  17. Recurrent myocardial infarction
  18. Reinfarction
  19. Myocardial injury or infarction associated with heart failure
  20. Application of MI in clinical trials and quality assurance programmes
  21. Public policy implications of the adjustment of the MI definition
  22. Global perspectives of the definition of myocardial infarction