Acute Coronary Syndromes: Unstable Angina and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

Sukhdeep S. Basra, Salim S. Virani, David Paniagua, Biswajit Kar, Hani Jneid

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Abstract

Non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) encompass the clinical entities of unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. Several advances have occurred over the past decade, including the emergence of new antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapies and novel treatment strategies, leading to marked improvements in mortality. However, there has also been an increased incidence in NSTE-ACS as a result of the use of high-sensitivity troponins and the increase in cardiovascular risk factors. This article provides a focused update on contemporary management strategies pertaining to antiplatelet, antithrombotic, and anti-ischemic therapies and to revascularization strategies in patients with ACS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-370
Number of pages18
JournalCardiology Clinics
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Antiplatelet
  • Antithrombotic
  • Management
  • Non-ST elevation MI
  • Revascularization
  • Unstable angina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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