The authors summarises the main points of the pathomechanism and treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In the case of suspicion of AMI it is extremely important to transfer the patient to CCU without delay. In Hungary, according to clinical experience, the prehospital time is generally too long, therefore a great percent of MI patients are hospitalized for thrombolysis too late. The hospital prognosis of patients with AMI is better if the patients are treated by a cardiologist, who use/apply thrombolysis and revascularization procedure more often than family doctors and internist. The current drug treatment practice is based on the results of 'mega-trials'. By using thrombolysis, aspirin, ACE inhibitor and beta- blockers, the prognosis of AMI patients has been very much improved. In some cases iv. Nitroglycerin and Heparin are also used Beta-blockers and amiodaron are the basis of antiarrhythmic therapy.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1997|
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