Total Occlusion Late after Myocardial Infarction

Authors: Lawrence Gimple, MD
Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Publication Date: May 10, 2018
Expiration date: May 9, 2024

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Description:

It is well established the prompt reperfusion therapy within the first six hours of MI symptom onset can significantly reduce mortality and morbidity after MI, and reperfusion therapy with PCI/stenting or fibrinolysis is well established. However, it is not uncommon that a patient will undergo coronary angiography 12 or even 24 hours after MI, where a totally occluded artery is identified at that point in time. We present a case of such a patient and review a classic clinical trial that addresses this clinical situation.

You Will Learn

  • To identify patients who present at later time points when reperfusion therapy is less well established
  • To enumerate patient-specific considerations when considering PCI in patients presenting late after MI
  • To appropriately apply the results of a classic clinical trial relating to this situation
  • To consider the appropriate clinical guidelines as they apply to patients presenting late after MI

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close the tab.

$25.00