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Coronary artery disease: Acute coronary syndrome 

Coronary artery disease: Acute coronary syndrome
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Coronary artery disease: Acute coronary syndrome
Author(s):

Juan Carlos Kaski

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199557462.003.0031
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date: 31 October 2020

Background 46

Management of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) 48

Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) 52

Unstable angina 52

Therapeutic agents 56

Drugs for secondary prevention therapy after ACS 66

Further reading 70

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) encompasses a spectrum of disorders resulting from severe acute myocardial ischaemia. The most common pathogenic mechanism is acute intracoronary thrombosis resulting from atheromatous plaque disruption or erosion. Platelet activation, thrombosis, and coronary vasoconstriction are all important pathogenic mechanisms in ACS....

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