After a brief history of the emergence of modern therapy for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction, we discuss the issues that dominate ongoing studies and are the focus of intense debates. The role of angiography, pharmacotherapy, thrombus aspiration, management of multi-vessel disease, mechanical complications and cardiogenic shock and the quest for myocardial salvage are discussed.

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Netherlands Heart Journal
Department of Cardiology

Zijlstra, F, Suryapranata, H, & de Boer, M.J. (2020). ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Historical perspective and new horizons. Netherlands Heart Journal (Vol. 28, pp. 93–98). doi:10.1007/s12471-020-01443-9