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Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Thrombolysis in AMI & other ACS

Frans Visser and Maarten Simoons

in Cardioprotection

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199544769
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607228 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199544769.003.0003

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Thrombolysis in AMI & other ACS

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• Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) comprise an evolving acute myocardial infarction (AMI) presenting with or without ST-elevation and unstable angina • Patients presenting with an ST-elevation MI require immediate reperfusion therapy by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or, if such is not available, thrombolysis • Cardiologists, emergency care physicians, general practictioners and ambulance services should collaborate to develop a national or regional system to optimise AMI therapy, given the national or local facilities and available resources • A subgroup of high-risk patients presenting with ACS without ST-elevation benefit from PCI or coronary artery bypass graft surgery • In all patients with ACS intensive anti-platelet and anti-thrombotic therapy is warranted, as well as B-blockers, ACE-inhibitors and statins.

Chapter.  3577 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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