Date: December 2015
Death of heart muscle, due to inadequate blood supply, that has resulted in all of the following evidence of acute myocardial infarction:
- typical clinical symptoms (for example, characteristic chest pain);
- the characteristic rise of biochemical cardiac specific markers such as troponins or enzymes;
- new characteristic electrocardiographic changes or newly occurred regional wall motion abnormality on heart imaging or an intracoronary thrombus on angiography.
The evidence must show a definite acute myocardial infarction.
For the above definition, the following is not covered:
- other acute coronary syndromes including but not limited to angina.
No change since September 2013