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Myocardial infarction classification system

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
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Lakshmi Kannan, Vincent M Figueredo
A 31-year-old male smoker with diabetes mellitus presented to the emergency department with intermittent, exertional chest pain of 4 days' duration. Electrocardiography performed on arrival (Panel A) revealed anterolateral T-wave inversions with biphasic lateral T waves, which raised concern about..
January 1, 2015: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24307162/third-universal-definition-of-myocardial-infarction-update-caveats-differential-diagnoses
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David M Tehrani, Arnold H Seto
Updated definitions of myocardial infarction (MI) reflect research on measuring cardiac troponin to diagnose MI. Elevations of this biomarker indicate cardiac injury but not always an acute coronary syndrome. Clinical judgment is needed to interpret increasingly sensitive biomarker assays appropriately. Here, we review the new MI definitions and the various causes of elevated troponin to enable physicians to differentiate acute coronary syndromes from other conditions.
December 2013: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
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