Can You Distinguish STEMI from NSTEMI?

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Can you distinguish STEMI from NSTEMI?

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A STEMI or ST-elevation myocardial infarction is caused by a sudden complete blockage of a coronary artery, however a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) is caused by the partial or almost full blockage of a coronary artery. With occluded or blocked coronary artery, the heart muscle becomes deficient in blood and oxygen supply, thus leading to cell injury and potential death. STEMI and NSTEMI are two general types of myocardial infarction, and can be distinguished from each other from laboratory results. Keywords: stemi myocardial infarction; st elevation myocardial infarction; non st elevation myocardial infarction; non st myocardial infarction; non stemi myocardial infarction; non st elevated myocardial infarction; nstemi myocardial infarction
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