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STEMI Mortality Rate

STEMI is the acronym for "ST segment elevation myocardial infarction" (ST is seen on an ECG reading - it is a resting period of the heart during its conduction), which is a more severe form of heart attack.


In a STEMI, the coronary artery is blocked off by a blood clot for a prolonged period of time affecting a large area of the heart. As a result, virtually all the heart muscle being supplied by the affected artery starts to die.


In NUHCS, the STEMI mortality rates (excluding cardiogenic shock) are as follows: