Acute Coronary Syndromes

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Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2006 - Medical - 165 pages
This title, which contains contributions from Europe in addition to the USA and Canada, distills and organizes the maze of clinical data on the diagnosis, risk stratification, treatment, and prevention of acute coronary syndromes. The book discusses pragmatically how to treat NSTEMI and STEMI, looking at some of the oldest drugs available, such as aspirin, through to the new thrombin inhibitors, lytics and such like. The book flags up many of the developments in the fields of inflammation, infection, reversal of endothelial dysfunction, thrombolysis versus primary angioplasty and so forth, and presents the evidence to support the rapidly evolving guidelines.
  • Unique design, comprising novel 3D effect artworks
  • 'Pull-out quotes' included in the margin to provide a novel means of highlighting key information
  • Includes management algorithms to provide quick reference treatment pathways
  • Includes Clinical Cases highlighting key issues in the main text
  • Credible evidence-based sources - when possible, evidence base for practice by reference to primary research or international guidelines
  • Bullet lists and short tables for clear presentation of key information
  • Abbreviations lists
  • Website addresses and other useful contact details

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Management of UANSTEMI
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Henry Purcell MB, PhD, is Senior Fellow in Cardiology at The Royal Brompton Hospital in London. He lectures widely and has published many peer-reviewed research papers and abstracts. He was a member of the British Cardiac Society Working Group producing guidelines on management of patients with acute coronary syndromes without peristent ECG ST segment elevation (2001). He is co-editor of the British Journal of Cardiology and on several editorial boards and has co-edited the text Specialist Training in Cardiology, published by Elsevier/Mosby. He is also a reviewer for many international journals in cardiovascular medicine.

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