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This useful e-book offers a finished evaluate of the epidemiology and medical presentation of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). It additionally courses the reader via hazard review, possibility stratification, analysis, and therapy of ACS.

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Smith SC Jr, Feldman TE, Hirshfeld JW Jr, et al. ACC/AHA/SCAI 2005 guideline update for percutaneous coronary intervention: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (ACC/AHA/SCAI Writing Committee to Update the 2001 Guidelines for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention). identifier=3035436. Last accessed December 2007. 7. A randomised, blinded, trial of clopidogrel versus aspirin in patients at risk of ischaemic events (CAPRIE). CAPRIE Steering Committee.

The TIMI risk score has been validated to be accurate and it is easy to use; however, several important Risk Stratification 27 MI, myocardial infarction; TIMI, Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction. Reproduced with permission from Antman et al. [3]. caveats associated with its use should be highlighted. , non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction) without any other TIMI risk score variables should still receive early invasive therapy, even though this model would have predicted low risk for future events.

Last accessed January 2008. 31. ; TARGET Investigators. Do Tirofiban and ReoPro Give Similar Efficacy Trial. Comparison of two platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, tirofiban and abciximab, for the prevention of ischemic events with percutaneous coronary revascularization. N Engl J Med 2001; 344:1888–1894. 48 Acute Coronary Syndromes in Clinical Practice 32. Wohrle J, Grebe OC, Nusser T, et al. Reduction of major adverse cardiac events with intracoronary compared with intravenous bolus application of abciximab in patients with acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina undergoing coronary angioplasty.

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