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Editorial

Reflections on STEMI

EuroIntervention 2013;9:893. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV9I8A149

The management of acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation (STEMI) remains a very topical subject within interventional cardiology. For instance, there was the recent PRAMI presentation at last September’s ESC annual meeting in Amsterdam1 as well as at this year’s TCT which carried the discussion even further.

But what makes STEMI so interesting?

Today we are seeing an ever increasing volume of studies presented and published and, in terms of cardiovascular disease, life expectancy has increased dramatically with mortality rates halved in the last 60 years. This significant drop in mortality began in earnest ...

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