10-point checklist for managing acute MI

New guidelines on managing acute myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation (STEMI) are simpler and easier to follow than before, say the authors.

For the first time, doctors will have a clear definition of when to start treating these patients with percutaneous coronary intervention.

The 90-minute target to treat should be started at the time of diagnosis by ECG and not before, according to the guidelines released on Saturday at the European Society of Cardiology Conference in Barcelona.

The authors note the previous confusion over whether the clock should