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High incidence of acute coronary occlusion in patients without protocol positive ST segment elevation referred to an open access primary angioplasty programme
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    relevance of time frame and left circumflex as the culprit artery

    The occurrence of coronary occlusion in patients without protocol positive ST segment elevation(1) might be attributable either to early catheterisation(2)or to left circumflex artery occlusion(3)(4), the latter also being significantly(p < 0.001) commoner in non ST segment elevation(NSTEMI) patients catheterised within 6 hours of arrival in hospital than in STEMI counterparts also catheterised within that time frame(...

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