Anticoagulants

Jan 22, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Anticoagulants

The Role of Thrombosis in Ischemic Heart Disease Although acute coronary syndromes are divided for the purpose of treatment assignment into unstable angina, non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), and ST-segment…

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Beta Blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers, Ranolazine, Nitrates, and Nitric Oxide Donors: Use in Acute Coronary Syndromes

Jan 22, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Beta Blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers, Ranolazine, Nitrates, and Nitric Oxide Donors: Use in Acute Coronary Syndromes

The current focus of the management of the acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is on antithrombotic and antiplatelet agents and the selection and timing of revascularization procedures. With a few notable…

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Nonresponsiveness to Antiplatelet Therapy

Jan 22, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Nonresponsiveness to Antiplatelet Therapy

Platelets play a pivotal role in mediating thrombotic complications of atherosclerotic vascular disease. Oral antiplatelet agents are the cornerstone of pharmacologic therapy for preventing ischemic events of atherothrombotic disease. Aspirin…

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Antiplatelet Therapy

Jan 22, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Antiplatelet Therapy

The management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), whether in the initial or later stages of disease, is rooted firmly in three fundamental pathobiological constructs—atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular repair….

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Echocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndromes

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

Given the high prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD), the evaluation of patients with suspected or documented ischemic heart disease is one of the most common indications for echocardiography. History…

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