A new, precise definition of acute myocardial infarction

Shaun Senter, Gary S. Francis

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Several international cardiovascular societies have revised their diagnostic criteria for acute myocardial infarction (MI) (J Am Coll Cardiol 2007; 50:2173-2188). The cornerstone of diagnosis remains a high level of clinical suspicion, serial electrocardiograms, and troponin levels. This article reviews the new definition and the appropriate clinical tools necessary to diagnose acute MI accurately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2009


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