Transatlantic Comparison of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Guidelines: Insights From the United States and Europe.


Journal Article (Review)

ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains a significant global public health concern. Practice guidelines in both the United States and Europe have been major contributors to providing evidence-based care. Rapid advances in contemporary therapies mandate regular and timely updates to guideline recommendations. In the fall of 2012, the European Society of Cardiology published their latest guidelines for the management of STEMI. In 2013 (∼3 months later), the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association jointly published their most recent STEMI guideline statements. In this review, we compare the transatlantic guidelines, highlighting differences in their recommendations and the interpretation of evidence addressing STEMI care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bainey, KR; Armstrong, PW

Published Date

  • January 19, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 216 - 229

PubMed ID

  • 26724199

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26724199

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3597

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.11.010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States