Reperfusion Therapy for Acute Myocardial Infarction provides a comprehensive review of reperfusion therapy for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Professor Eric R. Bates and his international team of contributors examine current and future reperfusion therapies for STEMI, in conjunction with the latest clinical trials and guideline
Background. Chapter 1. Historical Milestones. Chapter 2. Pathophysiology of Myocardial Infarction. Chapter 3. Successful Myocardial Reperfusion. Fibrinolytic Reperfusion. Chapter 4. Infusion Fibrinolytic Therapy. Chapter 5. Bolus Fibrinolytic Therapy. Chapter 6. Treatment Opportunities with Fibrinolytic Therapy. Catheter-based Reperfusion. Chapter 7. Primary PCI. Chapter 8. Rescue PCI. Chapter 9. Facilitated PCI. Chapter 10. Primary PCI without On-site Surgery. Chapter 11. Transfer for Primary PCI. Adjunctive Therapy. Chapter 12. Antiplatelet Agents. Chapter 13. Anticoagulant Agents. Chapter 14. Myocyte Protection by Pharmacological Therapy. Chapter 15. Myocyte Protection by Device Therapy. Challenges and Opportunities. Chapter 16. Optimal Strategies for Emergency Medical System and Emergency Department Triage. Chapter 17. Management of Complications. Chapter 18. Myocyte Regeneration. Chapter 19. The Future of Reperfusion Therapy. Appendix. ACC/AHA and ESC Guidelines.