Medicina (Buenos Aires)
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ALLIN, Jorge G. et al. Evolution of acute myocardial infarction treatment in Argentina from 1987 to 2005. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2010, vol.70, n.1, pp. 15-22. ISSN 1669-9106.
In Argentina, one out of three deaths is of cardiovascular origin and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is one of the most aggressive and frequent. In our country epidemiological data related to infarction are scarce. Various surveys and reports have been carried out in the past 25 years by different scientific societies, which, even though they provide valuable information, enclose only a small range of the population with access to high complexity centers. Though these records show a gradual increase in the rate of reperfusion, this has not resulted in a mortality reduction. This review is committed to provide all available information about the AMI in Argentina, in order to provide the necessary resources to the right diagnosis and therapeutic handling of this disease.
Palabras clave : Myocardial infarction; Argentina; Mortality; Therapy; Epidemiology; Evolution.