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.

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