American College of Cardiology Foundation

08/06/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/06/2019 15:06

Poll: Post-PCI Care for STEMI

As opposed to patients who present with unstable or stable angina who are often discharged the same day, patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are usually monitored in the hospital for at least 24-48 hours after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias can be seen during and after the acute phase of STEMI, which can cause symptomatic hypoperfusion due to a rapid rate and life-threatening ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.

Clinical Topics:Acute Coronary Syndromes, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Noninvasive Imaging, Interventions and ACS, Interventions and Imaging, Angiography, Nuclear Imaging

Keywords:Acute Coronary Syndrome, Coronary Angiography, Myocardial Infarction, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention


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