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Tools and Techniques: Percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction

Department of Interventional Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland

According to current guidelines, primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the preferred form of reperfusion treatment for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)1. This article focuses on technical aspects of PPCI and current recommendations for the use of antithrombotic and antiplatelet agents during interventional treatment of STEMI.

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