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Surgery for myocardial salvage in acute myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndromes.

Research paper by George M GM Comas, Barry C BC Esrig, Mehmet C MC Oz

Indexed on: 24 Jul '07Published on: 24 Jul '07Published in: Heart Failure Clinics



Abstract

This article addresses the pathophysiology, the treatment options, and their rationale in the setting of life-threatening acute myocardial infarction and acute on chronic ischemia. Although biases may exist between cardiologists and surgeons, with this review, we hope to provide the reader with information that will shed light on the options that best suit the individual patient in a given set of circumstances.