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The declining prevalence of ST elevation myocardial infarction in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes
  1. N S Kleiman1,
  2. H D White2
  1. 1The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
  2. 2Green Lane Cardiovascular Service, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Harvey White
    Cardiology Department, Auckland City Hospital, Private Bag 92024, Auckland 1030, New Zealand;


The management of patients with acute coronary syndromes may be about to undergo a dramatic change

  • ACS, acute coronary syndromes
  • BMIPP, β-methyl iodophenyl pentadecanoic acid
  • MI, myocardial infarction
  • PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention
  • TIMI, thrombolysis in myocardial infarction
  • acute coronary syndromes
  • biomarkers
  • myocardial infarction
  • plaque rupture
  • smoking

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