Percutaneous coronary intervention in non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome

Michael Mahmoudi and Nick Curzen

in Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology

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ISBN: 9780199569083
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697816 | DOI:

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Percutaneous coronary intervention in non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome

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Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) accounts for 30% of all deaths in men and 25% of all deaths in women in England and Wales. IHD also remains the commonest cause of death in many industrialized countries. The current global impact of IHD is one of marked contrasts. Many countries with previously high rates of IHD, including the United Kingdom, United States, and Finland, are experiencing declines whereas the rates of IHD are rising in many countries such as central and eastern Europe where the rates were previously ‘low’. The annual incidence of non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) has been estimated at approximately three per 1000 populations. Hospital mortality is greater than in those patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) (7% vs. 5%), although at 6 months, the mortality rates become similar.

Chapter.  12550 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Radiology ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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