Acute coronary syndromes: management and secondary prevention

Wenaweser, Peter; Windecker, Stephan (2008). Acute coronary syndromes: management and secondary prevention. Herz, 33(1), pp. 25-37. München: Urban & Vogel 10.1007/s00059-008-3078-4

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Acute coronary syndromes represent a broad spectrum of ischemic myocardial events including unstable angina, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and acute ST elevation myocardial infarction, which are associated with high morbidity and mortality. They constitute the most frequent cause of hospital admission related to cardiac disease. Early diagnosis and risk stratification are essential for initiation of optimal medical and invasive management. Therapeutic measures comprise aggressive antiplatelet, antithrombotic, and anti-ischemic agents. In addition, patients with high-risk features, notably positive troponin, ST segment changes and diabetes, benefit from an early invasive as compared to a conservative strategy. Importantly, lifestyle interventions, modification of the risk factor profile, and long-term medical treatment are of pivotal importance in reducing the long-term risk of recurrence.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Wenaweser, Peter Martin and Windecker, Stephan

ISSN:

0340-9937

ISBN:

18273575

Publisher:

Urban & Vogel

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:02

Last Modified:

28 Oct 2019 14:07

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00059-008-3078-4

PubMed ID:

18273575

Web of Science ID:

000253386900005

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.27009

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27009 (FactScience: 99674)

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