Myocardial Infarction - Type 1 vs Type 2

The key difference between Type I vs. Type II MI is the presence/absence Of plaque rupture

Myocardial Infarction Type 1 
 - Plaque rupture/erosion with 
occlusive thrombus 
 - Plaque rupture/erosion with 
non-occlusive thrombus 
 
Myocardial Infarction Type 2 
 - Atherosclerosis and oxygen 
supply/demand imbalance 
 - Vasospasm or coronary 
microvascular dysfunction 
 - Non-atherosclerotic 
coronary dissection 
 - Oxygen supply/demand 
imbalance alone 

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Linked by Dr. Gerald Diaz @GeraldMD · 8 months ago
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