ST-elevation MI versus non-ST-elevation MI

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ST-elevation MI versus non-ST-elevation MI
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Based on changes in the EKG pattern, two classes of MI can be defined:

  • ST-elevation MI (STEMI): generally involves complete occlusion of the coronary vessel, affecting the full thickness of the heart wall (a transmural infarct)
  • Non-ST-elevation MI (non-STEMI): occurs when the coronary vessel is only partially occluded, and does not involve the full thickness of the heart wall; it includes Unstable Angina.
!STEMIs are generally more dangerous than non-STEMIs, although the site as well extent of the damage also has an impact 
on outcomes!

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