Clinical implications of the fourth universal definition of myocardial infarction.

[Clinical implications of the fourth universal definition of myocardial infarction]. Herz. 2020 Jun 08;: Authors: Eckner D, Pauschinger M, Ademaj F, Martinovic K Abstract This disease with its multiple ischemic and non-ischemic manifestations is classified based on the fourth universal definition of myocardial infarction (MI). An acute myocardial injury is defined as a significant increase of cardiac troponins (cTn). In patients with an additional myocardial ischemia, which is defined by certain clinical, electrocardiographic, imaging and angiographic criteria, the diagnosis of acute MI can be made. Etiologically, MI can be divided into 5 types: type 1 ischemic by plaque rupture or plaque erosion with thrombus formation, type 2 imbalance between myocardial oxygen demand and supply, type 3 MI as suspected cause of death before determination of cTn, type 4a
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