Acute myocardial infarction is myocardial necrosis resulting from acute obstruction of a coronary artery. Symptoms include chest discomfort with or without dyspnea, nausea, and/or diaphoresis. Diagnosis is by electrocardiography (ECG) and the presence or absence of serologic markers.
To increase awareness on optimised acute cardiovascular care for patients suffering acute myocardial infarction across Europe, the Association for Acute Cardiovascular Care (ACVC) of the ESC proposes to convene this marketing campaign called AcuteCVdays to optimise patient care and outcomes.
The objective is to disseminate knowledge as well as recommendations on best practices on how to treat patients with acute myocardial infarction: how to diagnose, risk stratify and stabilize but also how to organise the team in charge.
This programme is delivered by the Association for Acute Cardiovascular Care (ACVC) of the ESC with the Scientific collaboration of North American experts and in close partnership with the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), the European Society of Emergency Medicine (EUSEM) and ESICM.
Originals ~ Epinephrine versus norepinephrine in cardiac arrest patients with post-resuscitation shock
ICM Rapid Practice Guideline ~ ERC-ESICM guidelines on temperature control after cardiac arrest in adults
Editorial ~ The importance of ventilator settings and respiratory mechanics in patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest
Review ~ Management of cardiogenic shock complicating myocardial infarction
Review ~ Diagnostic workup, etiologies and management of acute right ventricle failure
Review ~ Perioperative myocardial injury and the contribution of hypotension
Review ~ The present and future of cardiac arrest care: international experts reach out to caregivers and healthcare authorities
What’s New in Intensive Care ~ What’s new in prognostication after cardiac arrest: microRNAs?
Letter ~ Association between survival and non-selective prehospital aspirin and heparin administration in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a propensity score-matched analysis
Imaging in Intensive Care Medicine ~ Intramyocardial dissecting hematoma of right ventricle following a myocardial infarction