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August 17, 2011

Evidence-Based Treatment and ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Author Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, Charleston Division, West Virginia University, Charleston (

JAMA. 2011;306(7):706-707. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1146

To the Editor: Dr Jernberg and colleagues reported a sustained decrease in 30-day and 1-year ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) mortality from the Register of Information and Knowledge about Swedish Heart Intensive Care Admission (RIKS-HIA) between 1996 and 2007. They suggested the improvement was related to increased use of evidence-based treatments.1

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