Chapter 18. Acute Myocardial Infarction

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Bjug Borgundvaag MD, PhD Assistant Professor

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch18

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Borgundvaag, B. (2008) Acute Myocardial Infarction, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674



  • acute myocardial infarction;
  • ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI);
  • MEDLINE: (ASA OR acetyl salicylic acid) AND (AMI OR MI OR myocardial infarction);
  • efficacy outcomes for UFH vs enoxaparin in acute myocardial infarction;
  • MEDLINE: primary angioplasty AND (myocardial infarction OR MI OR AMI)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Case scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Critical appraisal of the literature

  • Conclusions

  • References