2017 ESC Guidelines for the management of acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation

Borja Ibanez*, Stefan James, Stefan Agewall, Manuel J. Antunes, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Hector Bueno, Alida L.P. Caforio, Filippo Crea, John A. Goudevenos, Sigrun Halvorsen, Gerhard Hindricks, Adnan Kastrati, Mattie J. Lenzen, Eva Prescott, Marco Roffi, Marco Valgimigli, Christoph Varenhorst, Pascal Vranckx, Petr Widimský, Andreas BaumbachRaffaele Bugiardini, Ioan Mircea Coman, Victoria Delgado, Donna Fitzsimons, Oliver Gaemperli, Anthony H. Gershlick, Stephan Gielen, Veli Pekka Harjola, Hugo A. Katus, Juhani Knuuti, Philippe Kolh, Christophe Leclercq, Gregory Y.H. Lip, Joao Morais, Aleksandar N. Neskovic, Franz Josef Neumann, Alexander Niessner, Massimo Francesco Piepoli, Dimitrios J. Richter, Evgeny Shlyakhto, Iain A. Simpson, Ph Gabriel Steg, Christian Juhl Terkelsen, Kristian Thygesen, Stephan Windecker, Jose Luis Zamorano, Uwe Zeymer

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The ESC Guidelines represent the views of the ESC and were produced after careful consideration of the scientific and medical knowledge and the evidence available at the time of their publication. The ESC is not responsible in the event of any contradiction, discrepancy and/or ambiguity between the ESC Guidelines and any other official recommendations or guidelines issued by the relevant public health authorities, in particular in relation to good use of healthcare or therapeutic strategies. Health professionals are encouraged to take the ESC Guidelines fully into account when exercising their clinical judgment, as well as in the determination and the implementation of preventive, diagnostic or therapeutic medical strategies; however, the ESC Guidelines do not override, in any way whatsoever, the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate and accurate decisions in consideration of each patient's health condition and in consultation with that patient and, where appropriate and/or necessary, the patient's caregiver. Nor do the ESC Guidelines exempt health professionals from taking into full and careful consideration the relevant official updated recommendations or guidelines issued by the competent public health authorities, in order to manage each patient's case in light of the scientifically accepted data pursuant to their respective ethical and professional obligations. It is also the health professional's responsibility to verify the applicable rules and regulations relating to drugs and medical devices at the time of prescription.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-177
Number of pages59
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 07 Jan 2018


  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Antithrombotic therapy
  • Antithrombotics
  • Emergency medical system
  • Evidence
  • Fibrinolysis
  • Guidelines
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Primary percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Quality indicators
  • Reperfusion therapy
  • Risk assessment
  • Secondary prevention
  • ST-segment elevation.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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