Pharmacological Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes

  • Pablo Avanzas
  • Peter Clemmensen

Part of the Current Cardiovascular Therapy book series (CCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jose Lopez-Sendón, Esteban López de Sá
    Pages 1-30
  3. Pablo Avanzas, Cesar Morís, Peter Clemmensen
    Pages 31-57
  4. Ana Muñiz-Lozano, Fabiana Rollini, Francesco Franchi, Dominick J. Angiolillo
    Pages 59-122
  5. Hyun-Jae Kang, Matthew T. Roe
    Pages 123-138
  6. Gabriella Passacquale, Albert Ferro
    Pages 139-184
  7. Rikke Sørensen, Gunnar Gislason
    Pages 185-212
  8. Marcel Levi
    Pages 213-237
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 239-245

About this book


This book updates clinicians on the most recent data regarding the medical management of patients of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), providing useful information and expert opinion on the large trials, international guidelines, and clinical practice. It reinforces the need for rapid intervention with pharmacologic therapies to treat and prevent coronary thromboembolism, and to prepare the patient for revascularization procedures, especially percutaneous coronary intervention.

Pharmacological Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes describes conventional treatment – including anti-ischemic, antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy – and discusses the clinical use of newer treatment options: the potent new P2Y12 platelet receptor inhibitors with the recently recommended ticagrelor and prasugrel, and new oral anticoagulant agents showing promise for acute management and secondary prevention in ACS. Triple therapy, while not initiated in the acute setting, may impact on future surgical and medical emergencies and their management. Also covered are the various recommendations for each of the antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents in terms of patient selection, pretreatment and timing of therapy, making this book an essential read for a wide range of health professionals.


Acute Coronary Syndromes Cardiac Pharmacology Cardiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Pablo Avanzas
    • 1
  • Peter Clemmensen
    • 2
  1. 1.Servicio de CardiologíaHospital Universitario Central de AsturiasOviedoSpain
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyThe Heart Center, Rigshospitalet University Hospital of Copenhagen,CopenhagenDenmark

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