Is Plaque Rupture Always Responsible in Acute Coronary Syndrome?

https://doi.org/10.22146/aci.47681

Putrika Prastuti Ratna Gharini(1*)

(1) Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, UniversitasGadjahMada – Dr. Sardjito General Hospital, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


The majority cause of myocardial infarction is the atherothrombotic event, mainly cause by plaque rupture. Since the 20th century, it was found that the plaque rupture was not the solely condition responsible for the acute coronary syndrome. With the invention of more sensitive myocardial biomarker, a series of guideline was written as guideline for the definition of myocardial infarction. This review discuss about the consensus in the Universal Definition of  Myocardial Infarction.

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