Treatment of acute coronary syndrome: Part 2: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Critical Care Medicine, 05/31/2012

Patients with ST–segment elevation myocardial infarction benefit from prompt reperfusion therapy. Adjunctive antianginal, antiplatelet, antithrombotic, beta blocker, angiotensin–converting enzyme inhibitor, and statin agents minimize ongoing cardiac ischemia, prevent thrombus propagation, and reduce the risk of recurrent cardiovascular events.

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