Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

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Pierre Théroux
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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