Acute Coronary Syndromes in Clinical Practice by Deepak L. Bhatt, Anthony A Bavry

By Deepak L. Bhatt, Anthony A Bavry

Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is an umbrella time period used to explain a chain of symptoms indicative of myocardial ischemia, comprising volatile angina, non-ST phase elevation myocardial infarction, and ST phase elevation myocardial infarction.

Managing Acute Coronary Syndromes in medical perform is a vital source for the clinician within the administration of ACS. as well as supplying a complete evaluation of the epidemiology and medical presentation of ACS, it additionally courses the reader via hazard overview, hazard stratification, prognosis, and therapy of ACS. The ebook concludes with a dialogue on rising applied sciences within the remedy of ACS. The guide structure and abundant use of illustrations make this pocketbook a great source for basic Practitioners, Emergency drugs Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, healthcare professional Trainees, clinical scholars, Nursing scholars, and Paramedics who desire to continue up to date with fresh advances within the knowing and therapy of ACS.

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The half-life of fondaparinux is approximately 17 hours, which makes once-daily dosing possible. The fifth OASIS (Organization to Assess Strategies in Acute Ischemic Syndromes) trial studied 20,078 patients with non-ST-elevation ACS [18]. Patients were randomized to either fondaparinux or enoxaparin. The primary outcome (death, myocardial infarction, or refractory ischemia) was similar between the two groups at 9 days. There was a 2% absolute decrease in major bleeding from the use of fondaparinux.

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