Effective September 1, 2015, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute has archived the Acute Myocardial Infarction intervention. You may continue to access the Getting Started Kit online, though it will no longer be updated. Please note that the Patient Safety Metrics system is no longer accepting data. Click here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teams are welcome to consult with the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario www.ccn.on.ca for current and comprehensive resources supporting cardiac care.
AMI is a sudden loss of blood supply to an area of the heart, causing permanent heart damage or death. There are different types of AMI, classified by the location of the actual event in the heart (e.g., inferior wall vs. anterior wall) or the type of changes seen on an electrocardiogram (ST elevation or non-ST elevation).