NYMC Faculty Publications
Myocardial Infarction With Nonobstructive Coronary Arteries
Myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) is the current term used to describe patients who have a myocardial infarction but have normal, non-obstructed coronary arteries on a coronary angiogram. There is still much debate over the definition, diagnosis, management and treatment of MINOCA. However, MINOCA is not a benign condition; prompt recognition and diagnosis can lead to better management and treatment and thus improve patient outcomes. This review article will update the most recent definition of MINOCA, discuss epidemiology and etiology, and review the diagnostic workup and management options for patients presenting with signs and symptoms of MINOCA.
Polyak, A., & Frishman, W. (2021). Myocardial Infarction With Nonobstructive Coronary Arteries. Cardiology in Review, 29 (3), 110-114. https://doi.org/10.1097/CRD.0000000000000334