Acute coronary syndromes: a companion to Braunwald's heart disease

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Saunders, 2003 - Medical - 752 pages
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One of the leading experts in the field and a stellar cast of contributors provide all of the scientific and clinical information needed to facilitate rapid evaluation and immediate management of acute coronary syndromes using today's full range of strategies-from pharmaceutical approaches to revascularization. Readers will also find coverage of special considerations for specific populations and care settings, as well as the recent guidelines from the AHA/ACC and ESC Task Forces for the management of these challenging, life-threatening syndromes. Examines the molecular mechanisms of acute coronary syndromes, inflammation and immunity. Explains the function of the endothelium and its role in atherosclerosis. Explores all of the current methods of diagnosis and provides outcomes data for each modality, encompassing ECG, biochemical markers, angiography, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, MRI, CT, and more. Covers today's full range of available management strategies, including antiplatelet therapy, gene therapy, and pharmaceutical approaches to inflammation, revascularization, and more. Discusses special considerations for the care of acute coronary syndromes in the ED and CCU. Offers guidance on the management of special populations and chronic patients. Includes guidelines for management of acute coronary syndromes from the AHA/ACC and ESC Task Forces, with commentary from Eugene Braunwald, MD and Michel Bertrand, MD.

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Cardiovascular Regeneration and 649 SECTION
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Eugene Braunwald SECTION 3
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Clinical Practice 12 Acute Coronary Syndromes in
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