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Percutaneous coronary interventions for acute myocardial infarction

EuroIntervention 2011;6:883-888.

Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

A myocardial infarction (MI) is usually caused by a sudden thrombotic obstruction of a coronary artery, superimposed on a ruptured atherosclerotic plaque. The location and duration of the occlusion, as well as th

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