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Acute Myocardial Infarction

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Abstract

More than 1.1 million patients have an acute myocardial infarction (MI) in the United States (US) annually, and more than 50% of these patients die within the first hour, caused mainly by arrhythmias, particularly ventricular fibrillation (VF). Of those admitted to a hospital, approximately 15% die during hospitalization. In addition, more than 1 million patients with symptoms suggestive of acute MI are admitted annually to coronary care units (CCUs).

Keywords

Acute Myocardial Infarction Thrombolytic Therapy Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Right Bundle Branch Block Early Repolarization 
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