What Do Guidelines Say We Should Do in Patients with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction?


  • Onur Akpınar
  • Ayça Açıkalın
  • Nezihat Rana Dişel
  • Çağlar Emre Çağlıyan

Received Date: 08.12.2013 Accepted Date: 28.08.2014 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2014;13(4):199-203

Clinical statements and guidelines dynamically regenerate with rapidly growing new evidence and regulate our daily clinical practice. On the other hand, our obedience on traditional experiences might lead us to manage patients inappropriately. Recently published guidelines on ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have altered and changed many previously accurate managements. The aim of this review is to evaluate the recommendations of the new STEMI guidelines and the inappropriate management practices we perform in our daily practice.

Keywords: Myocardial infarction, guideline, ST elevation