Response by Lindahl et al to Letter Regarding Article, “Medical Therapy for Secondary Prevention and Long-Term Outcome in Patients With Myocardial Infarction With Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease”
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We appreciate the valuable comments by Ciliberti et al in their letter to the editor on our article on medical therapy in patients with myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA).1 Ciliberti et al raise several important issues on which we are happy to further comment.
Our study population consisted of 9136 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and without any significant obstruction (≥50%) on coronary angiography reported to the nationwide quality registry, SWEDEHEART, during a 10-year period. We agree that there is a heterogeneity in this real-life population in terms of the underlying mechanisms for MINOCA. There is certainly a significant group of patients given the clinical diagnosis of MINOCA …