Controversies and future approaches

  • Anthony A Bavry
  • Deepak L Bhatt


Cardiology is a rapidly moving field that has recently seen significant medical and invasive advances. This has resulted in improved patient outcomes. While this is good, we are reminded that there are numerous areas in the management of ACS that remain somewhat controversial or unsettled. This uncertainty in the optimal management of unstable coronary patients is a fertile area for continued debate and future research. In this chapter, the first area of discussion is optimal reperfusion therapy for ST-elevation myocardial infarction, followed by optimal revascularization for non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. The last section touches upon future approaches to the management of cardiovascular disease.


Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Acute Coronary Syndrome Percutaneous Coronary Interven Late Stent Thrombosis Future Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony A Bavry
    • 1
  • Deepak L Bhatt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineCleveland ClinicUSA

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