Risk assessment in patients with an acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Ahmed, N., Carberry, J., Teng, V., Carrick, D. and Berry, C. (2016) Risk assessment in patients with an acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, 5(6), pp. 581-593. (doi: 10.2217/cer-2016-0017) (PMID:27580675)

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ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. While the survival after acute STEMI has considerably improved, mortality rate still remains high, especially in high-risk patients. Survival after acute STEMI is influenced by clinical characteristics such as age as well as the presence of comorbidities. However, during emergency care increasing access to tools such as the electrocardiogram, chest x-ray and echocardiography can provide additional information helping to further risk stratify patients. In the invasive setting, this can also include coronary angiography, invasive hemodynamic recordings and angiographic assessments of coronary flow and myocardial perfusion. We outline the common investigations used in STEMI and their role in risk assessment of patients with an acute STEMI.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Carrick, Dr David and Ahmed, Mr Nadeem and Berry, Professor Colin
Authors: Ahmed, N., Carberry, J., Teng, V., Carrick, D., and Berry, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Publisher:Future Medicine
ISSN (Online):2042-6313
Published Online:01 September 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Nadeem Ahmed
First Published:First published in Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research 5(6):581-593
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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