ACC/AHA 2007 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Unstable Angina/Non–ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction—A Summary Article

Jan 22, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on ACC/AHA 2007 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Unstable Angina/Non–ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction—A Summary Article

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Unstable angina (UA) and the closely related condition of non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) are common…

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The Modern Cardiac Care Unit

Jan 22, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on The Modern Cardiac Care Unit

In many ways, the cardiac care unit (CCU) will be a center of convergence for the population and economic trends relating to health care in our society. Our longevity continues…

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Non–ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: European Society of Cardiology Guidelines

Jan 22, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Diagnosis and Treatment of Non–ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: European Society of Cardiology Guidelines

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) published new guidelines for the management of non–ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) in June 2007. This is the third edition of guidelines to be…

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Exercise Training After an Acute Coronary Syndrome

Jan 22, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Exercise Training After an Acute Coronary Syndrome

Clinical Benefits Numerous publications have documented the efficacy of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) after myocardial infarction (MI) or coronary artery bypass surgery. Because most studies published were underpowered to detect…

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Bleeding in the Acute Coronary Syndromes

Jan 22, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Bleeding in the Acute Coronary Syndromes

The mortality rate from coronary heart disease (CHD) in the United States has decreased 40% over the past two decades. About half of this mortality benefit is attributed to advancements…

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Plaque Passivation and Endothelial Therapy

Jan 22, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Plaque Passivation and Endothelial Therapy

The central role of the unstable plaque and disturbed endothelial function in acute coronary syndromes is described in Chapters 6 and 17 . This chapter briefly reviews these mechanisms and…

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