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Here you will find all the latest content on ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) published on this website. Results are listed in chronological order.

Treating STEMI brings into play a series of clinical and organizational protocols in constant evolution. Today, patients presenting with STEMI are best treated by early reperfusion strategies of which primary PCI is the preferred method. Keep up-to-date on the role of adjunctive pharmacotherapy, advances in imaging techniques and the use of invasive imaging and functional assessment. Tools, devices and techniques as well as complications, such as the different types of vascular access or bleeding risk can be found here as well…

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Primary PCI is done: what about the rest? COMPARE ACUTE

19 Mar 2017

The session - entirely devoted to interventional cardiology – started with COMPARE ACUTE, a trial of FFR-guided complete revascularization beyond the culprit lesion in patients with STEMI.

A tool for predicting the outcome of reperfusion in ST-elevation myocardial infarction using age, thrombotic burden and index of microcirculatory resistance (ATI score)

16 Dec 2016

S. Brugaletta reviews an article from EuroIntervention on a tool using age, thrombotic burden and index microcirculatory resistance to predict the outcome of reperfusion.

Salvatore Brugaletta


Salvatore Brugaletta

A worldwide perspective on pharmaco-invasive strategy for STEMI

If primary PCI is the gold standard for reperfusion in STEMI, why isn’t this the first strategy of choice worldwide?

Join K. F. Al-Shaibi, T. Cuisset and S. Khan as they spotlight the constraints that prevent many STEMI patients from having quick access to an interventionalist. Questions of timing, of the lack of cathlab facilities or skilled operators are discussed along with the reperfusion strategies of fibrinolysis or even aspirin as valid and effective clinical choices when primary PCI is impossible.

Learn why, even with possible disadvantages and complications, any reperfusion is far better than none at all…. 

Practical tips and tricks for coronary intervention

20 Jan 2017 – From AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2017


Mathew Samuel Kalarickal

LIVE case: PCI of LAD with overlapped BRS

From EuroPCR 2016

Watch this LIVE case if you want to learn more about PCI of LAD with overlapped BRS.

A 62-year-old male with inferior STEMI:

  • PPCI of PLV with DES is done
  • Proximal to distal LAD disease
  • 2 overlapped BRS
  • OCT assessment with co-registration


Fahad Omar Baslaib


Geili Abdalla

MASTER: Safety and efficacy of biodegradable polymer DES in management of patients with acute STEMI

From EuroPCR 2016

M. Valdes introduces the MASTER study showing us just how BMS were put to the test. Taking a close look at the treatment of patients with acute STEMI, MASTER compares DES with bioresorbable polymer with bare metal stents. And the outcomes? At 4 and 6 months, in a population representative of daily practice, the results were in favour of the DES.

Learn more about the details of this study – efficacy and favourable short-term safety, late lost, target vessel failure.

STEMI and multivessel disease, when and how to stage?

Patients presenting with STEMI and multivessel disease tend to have worse outcomes and the challenge of an effective treatment is complex.

Join D. Dudek and M. Behan as they review the evolution in our approach to these patients in terms of primary and additional PCI. What is the nature of the “staged” procedure? Which vessel do we treat first? What is the optimal timing? Are there certain types of patients in which a staged strategy should be avoided? Are more studies warranted?

To learn more, begin here…

Management of patients with complex coronary artery disease

15 Dec 2016 – From GulfPCR-GIM 2016


Mohamed Elsetiha
Imad Sheiban


Imad Sheiban

Egypt, Pakistan and Turkey share their most challenging coronary cases

15 Dec 2016 – From GulfPCR-GIM 2016

Ramazan Akdemir


Ramazan Akdemir


Sohail Aziz


Sameh Shaheen

Reflecting together on assumptions or beliefs: a case of anterior STEMI

25 Apr 2016

Case / Part II - Find out about the management strategy chosen and the patient's follow-up.