Time for a new paradigm shift in myocardial infarction

Aslanger E. K. , Meyers H. P. , Smith S. W.

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.25, sa.3, ss.156-162, 2021 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/anatoljcardiol.2021.89304
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.156-162


The ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)/non-STEMI paradigm per the current guidelines has important limitations. It misses a substantial proportion of acute coronary occlusions (ACO) and results in a significant amount of unnecessary catheterization laboratory activations. It is not widely appreciated how poor is the evidence base for the STEMI criteria; the recommended STEMI cutoffs were not derived by comparing those with ACO with those without and not specifically designed for distinguishing patients who would benefit from emergency reperfusion. This review aimed to discuss the origins, evidence base, and limitations of STEMI/non-STEMI paradigm and to call for a new paradigm shift to the occlusion MI (OMI)/non-OMI.