Diagnostic application of the universal definition of myocardial infarction in the intensive care unit

Kristian Thygesen, Joseph S. Alpert, Allan S. Jaffe, Harvey D. White

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Abstract

The new universal definition with five types of myocardial infarction is based on troponin elevation together with ischemic symptoms, typical electrocardiogram changes, or imaging evidence of loss of viable myocardium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-548
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent opinion in critical care
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

Keywords

  • Classification
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Reinfarction
  • Troponins
  • Universal definition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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