Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease E-Book

Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease E-Book

by Pierre Theroux MD

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Acute Coronary Syndromes—a Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease—covers the state-of-the-art scientific and clinical information you need to rapidly evaluate and manage acute coronary syndromes. Dr. Pierre Theroux and his team of expert contributors present advances in diagnostic and imaging techniques such as biomarkers, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and multislice CT; secondary prevention; and new antiplatelet, anti-ischemic, and gene therapies.

  • Tap into the most definitive knowledge available from one of the leading experts in the field and a stellar cast of contributors.
  • Understand the special considerations for the care of acute coronary syndromes in the emergency department and the coronary care unit.

Effectively handle the treatment of special populations and chronic patients thanks to coverage of these challenges

  • See techniques and procedures in greater detail and clarity through the all-new full-color design.
  • Approach treatment with a global perspective from the new section on Population-Based Perspective that discusses the INTERHEART study, insights from the REACH registry, lessons learned from European registries, and ACS in North America.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of ACS through coverage of pathophysiology, molecular mechanisms, the role of the immune system, and brand-new chapters on cell necrosis and cell regeneration and pharmacogenetics in the section on Disease-Based Perspectives.

Integrate the latest testing and treatment techniques into your practice thanks to new chapters on biomarkers in acute ischemic heart disease; the role of noninvasive testing in prognostic risk stratification; the culprit lesions and patient at risk; non-responsiveness to antiplatelet therapy; bleeding in the acute coronary syndromes; and the refractory patient.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781437721492
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 09/24/2010
Series: Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 23 MB
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Table of Contents

Section 1Acute Coronary Syndromes and Clinical Practice1
1From Pre-infarction Angina to Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Historical Perspective1
2Acute Coronary Syndromes: National and International Dimensions of the Problem10
3An Epidemiological Perspective: Society, Environment, Risk Factors, and Genetics15
4Natural History and Prognosis49
Section 2Pathophysiology67
5Pathology of Stable and Acute Coronary Syndromes67
6Molecular Mechanisms of the Acute Coronary Syndromes: The Roles of Inflammation and Immunity80
7The Role of Infection88
8Triggers to Acute Coronary Syndromes108
9Novel Risk Factors in Acute Coronary Syndromes119
10What Cardiologists Need to Know on Depression in Acute Coronary Syndromes131
Section 3Diagnosis145
11Clinical Recognition of Acute Coronary Syndromes145
12Acute Coronary Syndromes in the Emergency Department: Diagnosis, Risk Stratification, and Management152
13Electrocardiography, ECG Monitoring, and Provocative Stress Testing in Acute Coronary Syndromes168
14Biochemical Markers of Myocardial Necrosis187
15Markers of a Thrombotic State197
16Markers of Inflammation209
17Coronary Angiography and the Culprit Lesion in Acute Coronary Syndromes226
18Echocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndromes250
19Nuclear Cardiology Techniques in Acute Coronary Syndromes269
20Computed Tomography in Coronary Artery Disease285
21Emerging Diagnostic Procedures for the Vulnerable Plaque294
22Risk Stratification in Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes308
23Continuous Risk Stratification322
Section 4Pharmacologic Management331
24Nitrates and Nitric Oxide Donors331
25[beta]-Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers: Use in Acute Coronary Syndromes341
26ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channels, Adenosine, and Preconditioning351
27Metabolic Interventions359
28Antiplatelet Therapy368
29Anticoagulant Therapy400
Section 5Management Strategies419
30Acute Plaque Passivation and Endothelial Therapy419
31Anti-thrombotic Management431
32Treatment of Cardiovascular Inflammation444
33Myocardial Cell Protection in Acute Coronary Syndromes453
Section 6Revascularization473
34Revascularization in Acute Coronary Syndromes: Which Patients and When?473
35Advantages and Hazards of Early Revascularization492
36New Surgical and Percutaneous Revascularization Procedures498
37Pharmacologic Revascularization515
38The Patient with Disabling Angina Not Amenable to Revascularization Procedures539
Section 7Special Subgroups553
39The Elderly, Women, and Patients with Diabetes Mellitus553
40Coronary Artery Spasm574
41The Patient with Chest Pain Despite Normal Coronary Angiography588
42Cocaine and Other Environmental Causes of Acute Coronary Syndromes594
Section 8From the Acute Phase to the Chronic Phase601
43Control of Risk Factors601
44Dietary Intervention in Coronary Care Units and in Secondary Prevention613
Section 9Outlook to the Future633
45Perspective for Gene and Cell-Based Therapy633
46Cardiovascular Regeneration and Stem Cell Differentiation649
47Identifying the Vulnerable Plaque and the Vulnerable Patient661
48The Modern Coronary Care Unit677
Section 10Guidelines for Management689
49Guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology689
50ACC/AHA 2002 Guidelines Update for the Management of Patients with Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction--Summary Article709

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