Chapter 13. Acute Coronary Syndromes and Myocardial Infarction

  1. Mark J. D. Griffiths MRCP, PhD, EDICM, BDICM Consultant,
  2. Jeremy J. Cordingley MRCP, FRCA, EDICM Consultant and
  3. Susanna Price MRCP, PhD, EDICM, FESC Consultant
  1. Alex Hobson PhD, FRCP, FESC and
  2. Nick Curzen PhD, FRCP, FESC

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch13

Cardiovascular Critical Care

Cardiovascular Critical Care

How to Cite

Hobson, A. and Curzen, N. (2010) Acute Coronary Syndromes and Myocardial Infarction, in Cardiovascular Critical Care (eds M. J. D. Griffiths, J. J. Cordingley and S. Price), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust London, UK

Author Information

  1. Wessex Cardiac Unit, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK and Southampton University Medical School, Southampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405148573

Online ISBN: 9781444314502



  • new left bundle branch block (LBBB);
  • ACS and MI are divided into (1) ST segment elevation MI (STEMI);
  • Classification of acute coronary syndromes (ACS);
  • The diagnosis of ACS and MI is based on the history;
  • particularly in the intensive care unit (ICU);
  • (IHD) as conditions such as pulmonary embolism;
  • history of congestive heart failure or IHD;
  • biochemical markers such as brain natriuretic peptide (BNP)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • References