The effects of oxygen therapy on myocardial salvage in ST elevation myocardial infarction treated with acute percutaneous coronary intervention – The Supplemental Oxygen in Catheterized Coronary Emergency Reperfusion (SOCCER) study

The SOCCER trial addresses a significant knowledge gap in the routine care of patients with AMI. Even though oxygen therapy is part of standard care, oxygen may not be beneficial to these patients, and possibly even harmful. The results of the present and concurrent oxygen trials may thus change international treatment guidelines for patients with AMI or ischemia. In addition, the results may be of interest in the management of all emergency patients where oxygen treatment is considered.