The consequences of variation in treatment for acute MI
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research], Reproduced by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Technical Information Service in [Rockville, Md.?, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Myocardial infarction,
  • Angiography,
  • Angioplasty,
  • Coronary artery bypass,
  • Heart -- Diseases -- Treatment

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Edition Notes

Other titlesAcute myocardial infarction
Statementprincipal investigator: Barbara J. McNeil
ContributionsAcute Myocardial Infarction Patient Outcomes Research Team, United States. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13566937M

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The British Cardiac Society commissioned this report to help address inconsistencies in the terminology for acute coronary syndromes and wide variations in the threshold for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI) depending on the assay performed, the precision, and the sensitivity. In addition, several publications have highlighted potential problems with the application of the European The term re-infarction is used clinically for an acute MI that occurs within 28 days of an incident or recurrent MI. 11 The ECG diagnosis of suspected re-infarction following the initial MI may be confounded by the initial evolutionary ECG changes. Re-infarction should be considered when ST-elevation ≥ 1 mm recurs or new pathognomonic Q waves Abstract. For over a decade now, the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) flow grade classification scheme has been successfully used to assess coronary blood flow in acute coronary syndromes (1).Although this scheme has been a valuable tool for comparing the efficacy of reperfusion strategies and identifying patients at higher risk of adverse outcomes in acute coronary syndromes, it   The consequences of these discrepancies are significant—with higher mortality, major cardiovascular events and bleeding after MI in women compared to men. We review the sex disparities in pathophysiology, risk factors, presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes for acute MI, to answer the question: are they due to biology or bias, or both?