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Cardiovascular Biomarkers for Acute Coronary Syndromes Using a Multi-marker Strategy

… for reuse of this content. Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is an umbrella term comprising a spectrum of clinical … infarction and ST elevation myocardial infarction. ACS begins when an atherosclerotic plaque ruptures or erodes … there has been little recent progress in the diagnosis of ACS, so it remains one of the most difficult medical …

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Acute Coronary Syndromes—Tailoring Treatment Based on Risk Stratification

… identification of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) - unstable angina (UA) and acute myocardial infarction … outcomes is essential. Missed or inappropriately treated ACS carries important medicolegal consequences. This raises … few as 10% to 30% of patients who present with symptoms of ACS subsequently prove to have ACS. As the proportion of …

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Bridging the Gap Between Scientific Evidence and Clinical Practice in the Management of Non-ST-segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes

… of this content. The spectrum of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) encompasses a broad array of clinical characteristics … as non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS), reflecting the similarity in the pathogenesis and … outcomes, many challenges remain in the management of NSTE-ACS. The dynamic nature of ACS presentation often confounds …

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The Impact of Haemorrhagic Complications on Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndromes—Implications for Anticoagulant Selection

… Non-ST-segment elevation (NSTE) acute coronary syndromes (ACS) include unstable angina (UA) and NSTE myocardial … million hospitalisations in the US annually. Patients with ACS are typically managed by initial medical stabilisation … and platelet aggregation in the pathophysiology of ACS, therapy targeted at inhibition of the coagulation …

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Biochemical Markers for Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction—Cardiac Troponin

… markers in the context of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and MI diagnosis. 2,3 Also, this NACB committee … signs and symptoms of patients presenting with suspected ACS are frequently vague and non-specific, and mimic a number … should be obtained in all patients presenting with ACS symptoms, as indicated in Recommendation 1 in Table 2 . …

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Prof José C Nicolau

… the broad spectrum of coronary artery disease (mainly ACS) Biography Prof Jose C Nicolau, Director of the Clinical … the broad spectrum of coronary artery disease (mainly ACS), including hyperglycemia, LV remodeling, platelet …

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Controversies in Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients Presenting with Acute Coronary Syndrome

… the outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The expanding arsenal of antiplatelets, anticoagulants, … background and pathophysiology of patients presenting with ACS, five clinical controversies relevant to the everyday care of the ACS patient are discussed: (1) choice initial antiplatelet …

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The Impact of Haemorrhagic Complications on Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndromes—Implications for Anticoagulant Selection

… Non-ST-segment elevation (NSTE) acute coronary syndromes (ACS) include unstable angina (UA) and NSTE myocardial … hospitalizations in the US annually. 1 Patients with ACS are typically managed by initial medical stabilization … and platelet aggregation in the pathophysiology of ACS, therapy targeted at inhibition of the coagulation …

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Troponin and C-reactive Protein for Risk Stratification

… of patients with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) starts on presentation and is a continuous process to … of those inflammatory processes in patients with ACS, and possibly patients at risk of ACS, to identify the person who has a smouldering …

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Cardiac Markers—Facilitating Diagnosis and Exclusion of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

… an additional 10% have non-AMI acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Thus, 85% of patients have non-ACS causes for their symptoms. From the ED perspective, it is … commonly used test to identify patients with potential ACS. They detect ACS in patients with normal and …

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