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.

Future perspectives, History, OHCA, Primary angioplasty, ST elevation myocardial infarction,
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