Clinical Research in Cardiology

, Volume 107, Supplement 2, pp 74–80 | Cite as

German contribution to development and innovations in the management of acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock

  • Hans-Josef Feistritzer
  • Steffen Desch
  • Suzanne de Waha
  • Alexander Jobs
  • Uwe Zeymer
  • Holger Thiele


Treatment of acute coronary syndromes has evolved over time leading to a significantly reduced mortality. Multiple major trials have been performed in Germany leading to new treatment strategies in acute coronary syndromes including cardiogenic shock. This review article will summarize major trials and their impact on guideline recommendations in acute myocardial infarction highlighting reperfusion strategies, antiplatelet regimens, prognosis assessment and also mechanical circulatory support in stable infarction patients and in cardiogenic shock.


Acute coronary syndrome Infarction Stent Antithrombotic treatment Cardiogenic shock 


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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Josef Feistritzer
    • 1
  • Steffen Desch
    • 1
    • 2
  • Suzanne de Waha
    • 2
    • 3
  • Alexander Jobs
    • 2
    • 3
  • Uwe Zeymer
    • 4
  • Holger Thiele
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine/CardiologyHeart Center Leipzig – University HospitalLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Partner Site Hamburg/Kiel/LuebeckLübeckGermany
  3. 3.Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology/Angiology/Intensive Care MedicineUniversity Heart Center LübeckLübeckGermany
  4. 4.Klinik für Innere Medizin/KardiologieKlinikum LudwigshafenLudwigshafenGermany

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