New MI definition

By  |  August 31, 2012 | 

Based on consensus from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, and World Heart Federation has now defined AMI as a cardiac troponin (I or T) level > 99th%, and 1+ of the following (abstract):

  • ischemia symptoms
  • new ST/T wave changes or LBBB
  • new pathologic Q waves
  • new nonviable myocardium or regional wall motion abnormality on imaging
  • intracoronary thrombus on angiography or autopsy.

About the Author:

Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.


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