At present there are several guidelines and recommendations for prevention and treatment of acute myocardial infarction. Although guidelines for the medical treatment of AMI are available, management by cardiologists and emergency physicians varies greatly throughout the world.

There are many guidelines for the treatment of this condition, but they differ in many aspects and even contradict each other in some respects. International and national guidelines are perceived as important, but they are often similar and overlap. The main important guidelines were developed by the big societies: the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology.


2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction


Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2013;61(4):e78-e140

JACC Journals

ESC Guidelines for the management of acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation


Eur Heart J (2018) 39 (2): 119-177.

European Heart Journal