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Cleve Clin J Med. 2009 Mar;76(3):159-66. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.75a.08092.

A new, precise definition of acute myocardial infarction.

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Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, OH 44195, USA senters@ccf.org

Abstract

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.

PMID:
19258462
DOI:
10.3949/ccjm.75a.08092
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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