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Vol. 88, No. 3, 1997
Issue release date: 1997
Section title: Review
Cardiology 1997;88:223–237
(DOI:10.1159/000177335)

Acute Coronary Syndromes

Yun D.D.a · Alpert J.S.b
aSection of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Arizona, and bDepartment of Medicine, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Ariz., USA

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Abstract of Review

Received: 4/19/1996
Accepted: 4/23/1996
Published online: 11/19/2008
Issue release date: 1997

Number of Print Pages: 15
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0008-6312 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9751 (Online)

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Abstract

Acute coronary syndromes are defined as unstable angina, non-Q-wave myocardial infarction, and Q-wave myocardial infarction. These entities remain among the commonest life-threatening illnesses in industrialized nations. Prompt recognition of a patient with an acute coronary syndrome is important since appropriate therapy can markedly improve the patient’s prognosis. Reperfusion strategies for patients with Q-wave myocardial infarction, and anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy for patients with unstable angina or non-Q-wave myocardial infarction are examples of such potentially life-saving interventions. A number of adjunctive pharmacological interventions are also beneficial following reperfusion therapy in patients with Q-wave myocardial infarction. Management of complications following Q-wave myocardial infarction has improved markedly in recent years. This is particularly the case with postinfarction ischemia or heart failure. Persistent arrhythmias, and in particular ventricular arrhythmias, remain a troubling challenge for the clinician. Reperfusion therapy markedly reduces the incidence of complications following Q-wave myocardial infarction

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Author Contacts

Joseph S. Alpert, MD, Department of Medicine, Arizona Health Science Center, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724 (USA)

  

Article Information

Received: April 19, 1996
Accepted: April 23, 1996
Published online: November 19, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 15

  

Publication Details

Cardiology (International Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Pharmacology)

Vol. 88, No. 3, Year 1997 (Cover Date: 1997)

Journal Editor: Borer J.S. (New York, N.Y.)
ISSN: 0008–6312 (Print), eISSN: 1421–9751 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/CRD


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Review

Received: 4/19/1996
Accepted: 4/23/1996
Published online: 11/19/2008
Issue release date: 1997

Number of Print Pages: 15
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0008-6312 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9751 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/CRD


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