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Measure: Myocardial Infarction   #040800

Definition: Measure to assess if patient had a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

Purpose: Myocardial infarction (heart attack) is a leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, which makes myocardial infarction a prevalent health issue for investigators to study.


Keywords: cardiovascular, myocardial infarction, heart attack, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, MESA, Cardiovascular Health Study, CHS, Women's Health Initiative, WHI, chest pain, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, PTCA, coronary angioplasty, atherectomy, hospitalization, coronary stent, thrombolytic therapy, electrocardiogram, ECG, EKG, myocardial ischemia, ST-elevation myocardial infarction, STEMI, anticoagulation, coronary bypass surgery, personal history

Measure Release Date: September 9, 2009

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