Reinfarction in patients with myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) – coronary findings and prognosis

Background: Myocardial infarction (MI) with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) is common. There are limited data on the mechanisms and prognosis for reinfarction in MINOCA patients.Methods: In this observational study of MINOCA patients hospitalized in Sweden and registered in the SWEDEHEART registry between July 2003 and June 2013 and followed until December 2013 we identified 9,092 unique patients with MINOCA out of 199,163 MI admissions in total. The 570 (6.3%) MINOCA patients who were hospitalized due to a recurrent MI constituted the study group.

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