acute myocardial infarction treatment

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Is there a role for surgery in acute myocardial infarction?

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) can be used in acute myocardial infarction as both primary and secondary therapy. Patients with recurrent ischemia uncontrolled by medical therapy who are ineligible for PTCA may require emergent CABG. Operative mortality is increased in the peri-infarction period, primarily in patients with poor hemodynamics, congestive heart failure, and advanced […] Read more