This article gives an update on the management of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) according to the recently released European Society of Cardiology guidelines 2017 and the modifications are compared to the previous STEMI guidelines from 2012. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains the preferred reperfusion strategy. New guideline recommendations relate to the access site with a clear preference for the radial artery, use of drug-eluting stents over bare metal stents, complete revascularization during the index hospitalization, and avoidance of routine thrombus aspiration. For periprocedural anticoagulation during PCI, bivalirudin has been downgraded. Oxygen treatment should be administered only if oxygen saturation is <90%. In cardiogenic shock, intra-aortic balloon pumps should no longer be used. New recommendations are in place with respect to the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy for patients without bleeding events during the first 12 months. Newly introduced sections cover myocardial infarction with no relevant stenosis of the coronary arteries (MINOCA), the introduction of new indicators for quality of care for myocardial infarction networks and new definitions for the time to reperfusion.
|Translated title of the contribution||Acute myocardial infarction in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: ESC guidelines 2017|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 01.12.2017|