Implications of the universal definition of myocardial infarction

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

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Abstract

The original WHO definition of myocardial infarction (MI) was revised in 2000 and further refined in 2007. Central to the new universal definition of MI was the use of the highly sensitive and specific biomarker troponin. In the investigation reviewed in this commentary, Hochholzer et al. showed that acute and long-term postinfarction prognosis and mortality were adversely affected when patients met the newly revised criteria for acute MI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)678-679
Number of pages2
JournalNature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume5
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Myocardial Infarction
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Implications of the universal definition of myocardial infarction. / Alpert, Joseph S; Thygesen, Kristian; White, Harvey D.; Jaffe, Allan S.

In: Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 11, 2008, p. 678-679.

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Alpert, Joseph S ; Thygesen, Kristian ; White, Harvey D. ; Jaffe, Allan S. / Implications of the universal definition of myocardial infarction. In: Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 5, No. 11. pp. 678-679.
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