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.

Additional Metadata
Keywords Future perspectives, History, OHCA, Primary angioplasty, ST elevation myocardial infarction
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12471-020-01443-9, hdl.handle.net/1765/129536
Journal Netherlands Heart Journal
Organisation Department of Cardiology
Citation
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