Acute Myocardial Infarction


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

3 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes

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Activity Description

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is one of the leading causes of death in the developed world. The prevalence of the disease approaches 3 million people worldwide, with more than 1 million deaths in the United States annually.

This activity for healthcare professionals is designed to enhance the learner's competence when managing AMI. After participating in this activity, clinicians should proficiently identify signs and symptoms of AMI, assess severity and damage using diagnostic tests, apply evidence-based guidelines in AMI management, and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team for comprehensive care, narrowing the practice gap and improving competencies in the prompt recognition and effective management of acute myocardial infarction.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of acute myocardial infarction through comprehensive patient assessment and interpretation of diagnostic findings.

  • Assess the severity and extent of myocardial damage using diagnostic tests such as electrocardiography (ECG), cardiac biomarkers, and imaging modalities.

  • Apply evidence-based guidelines and best practices in the management of AMI, including pharmacological and interventional therapies.

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary healthcare team, including cardiologists, nurses, and rehabilitation specialists, to ensure comprehensive care and optimal outcomes for patients with AMI.


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One question has absolutely the incorrect answer. Persistent ST elevations would indicate an aneurysm. I chose that answer, and the correct response is "acute limb ischemia." Then the teaching pearls after you answer state that these EKG changes are due to an aneurysm. Also, there was far, far too much emphasis on the histopathology of the cardiac muscles, which is not clinically relevant. There were again questions about items that were never covered or mentioned in the article (TIMI). This would be a far better article if it had many more images: many more EKG's showing all AMI's; images of coronary vessels and how blockages would appear on EKG's; EKG's showing early repolarization and pericarditis and how to differentiate from an AMI. Thank you.

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There is a photomicrograph of kidney in a question about heart.

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Very in depth CE about AMI

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