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Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2010 Dec;39(12):927-7.

Management of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: Reperfusion options.

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  • 1Cardiology Department, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.


Primary percutaneous coronary intervention and thrombolysis remain therapies of choice for patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Clinical outcome in the management of acute STEMI is dependent on myocardial reperfusion time and reperfusion strategies. Optimisation of these strategies should take into consideration logistical limitations of the local medical systems and the various patient profiles. We review the reperfusion strategies and its history in Singapore, comparing its clinical application with that in some developed Western countries.

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