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Whats the meaning of "st elevation myocardial infarction (stemi)"?

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Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Severe Heart Attack

Heart attacks - the lay term for myocardial infarction - comes in two levels of severity.
.Non-st-elevation (nstemi) and st-elevation (stemi) which refer to changes on an ekg and broadly reflect if an arterial occlusion is total or subtotal.

In brief: Severe Heart Attack

Heart attacks - the lay term for myocardial infarction - comes in two levels of severity.
.Non-st-elevation (nstemi) and st-elevation (stemi) which refer to changes on an ekg and broadly reflect if an arterial occlusion is total or subtotal.
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