Acute Coronary Syndromes

  • J. F. Coutts
  • S. R. Redwood
  • A. Rhodes
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Abstract

The term acute coronary syndromes describes a spectrum of conditions including ST elevation or q wave myocardial infarction (also known as ‘STEMI’), non-q wave myocardial infarction (or ‘NSTEMI’) and unstable angina. Patients with these diagnoses represent a significant proportion of acute admissions and have a high mortality and morbidity. There have been significant developments recently in the understanding of these conditions, and a wide range of treatment strategies have been proposed. In this chapter, we aim to overview the pathophysiological processes underlying the conditions and to discuss how a practical approache to management can be derived given the current evidence.

Keywords

Acute Coronary Syndrome Unstable Angina Unfractionated Heparin Primary Angioplasty Invasive Group 
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