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Fast Facts: Acute Coronary Syndromes

By Paul Gurbel,
Udaya Tantry and
Kurt Huber

Published 2014

128 pages, 20 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-908541-47-5

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All patients arriving at hospital with chest pain suggestive of myocardial ischemia require an immediate 12-lead ECG and medical assessment. Management will depend on the type of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) diagnosed. Fast Facts: Acute Coronary Syndromes is an international evidence-based primer that focuses on optimizing patient outcomes via accurate initial diagnosis, appropriate risk stratification and proper therapeutic decision-making in line with both American and European management guidelines. This refreshingly readable handbook simplifies the complexities involved in the care of patients with ACS by:

  • Familiarizing readers with the common pathophysiology underlying all ACS
  • Detailing the specifics of clinical assessment (targeted history, symptom-oriented physical exam, electrocardiography, cardiac biomarkers and imaging)
  • Assisting best practice in ischemic risk stratification and assessment of bleeding risk
  • Outlining coronary revascularization techniques, reperfusion strategies and preventive measures
  • Providing an update on potent antithrombotic therapy (antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants)
  • Clearly explaining the latest developments that are likely to be implemented in the near future.

In this fast-changing field it is difficult for healthcare professionals to remain current and virtually impossible to fully understand all of the subtle nuances of the available clinical trial data. This comprehensive handbook is therefore the essential resource for all healthcare professionals looking for up-to-date, easy-to read information that will assist best practice in the identification and management of all patients with ACS.

Contents

  • Pathophysiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Risk stratification and decision-making
  • Coronary revascularization
  • Unstable angina/non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
  • ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
  • Secondary prevention of coronary artery disease
  • Developments
  • Useful resources

Reviews

"... a quick and easy read, while presenting comprehensive and up-to-date information ... Particularly well thought out and explained chapters include diagnosis, risk stratification, decision making, and unstable angina/NSTEMI ... the practicality for use as a pocket sized reference guide for ACS management is clearly evident. Key points are clustered appropriately and intended for easy recall. Diagrams are easily understandable and maintain a level of simplicity suitable for those in various levels of training. Most importantly the information is up-to-date and takes into consideration those guidelines that drive our daily practice."

Dr Parham Parto, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, USA,
for Doody's Review Service, April 2014

“A unique summary of current research fields and evidence-based guidelines on acute coronary syndromes for both fellows and consultants who want to acquire or maintain an up-to-date knowledge on this disease. Overall, it is clear, concise, precise and up to date with cutting edge science."

Dr Laurent Bonello, Intensive Care Unit and Cath Lab, Hospital Nord,
Marseille, France, April 2014

“Very comprehensive and up to date, including clear diagrams and pathophysiology and pharmacology aspects that are often overlooked. Its simplicity allows the reader to gain a clear understanding of the complex principles that surround patients presenting with ACS.”

Valentino Oriolo, Clinical Lead Practitioner ACS
The New Bristol Heart Institute, UK, January 2014

"Very happily reading Fast Facts: ACS at Changi airport. It reads well. Great work."

David A Bollinger, Consultant Anaesthetist
Sydney Anaesthetic Services, NSW, Australia, June 2013

 

The authors

Paul Gurbel

MD FACC FAHA, Director, Sinai Center for Thrombosis Research, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, USA


Udaya Tantry

PhD, Laboratory Director, Sinai Center for Thrombosis Research, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, USA


Kurt Huber

MD FESC FACC, Director, 3rd Department of Medicine, Cardiology and Emergency Medicine, Wilhelminenhospital, Vienna, Austria


 

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