Unstable Coronary Artery Syndromes Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Robert L. Wilensky

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 203)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ajith G. Kumar, Christie M. Ballantyne
      Pages 3-58
    3. Desmond Fitzgerald, Muredach Reilly
      Pages 59-86
    4. Pedro R. Moreno, John T. Fallon, Erling Falk
      Pages 87-100
  3. Acute Coronary Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Robert L. Wilensky
      Pages 103-142
    3. Kelly A. Spratt, Tanya Y. Huehns, Robert L. Wilensky
      Pages 143-197
    4. Sanjiv Kaul, Jonathan R. Linder
      Pages 199-240
    5. Jamil Bitar, Salim Dabaghi, Selim Sekili, Neil S. Kleiman
      Pages 241-275
    6. Robert L. Wilensky, Elizabeth von der Lohe
      Pages 277-312
  4. Potential Future Treatment Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Mark H. Soonpaa, Michael G. Klug, Hidehiro Nakajima, Hisako O. Nakajima, Loren J. Field
      Pages 343-354
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 355-359

About this book


Cardiovascular disease affects 20% of all Americans and is the leading cause of death in the USA. Every year approximately 1,500.000 Americans suffer from an acute myocardial infarction, and over 25% of the total number of deaths in this country are attributable to coronary artery disease. Unstable angina causes over 650,000 hospital admissions, and in the absence of medical therapy, the rate of progression from unstable angina to infarction is 12-20%. Since plaque disruption, plaque erosion, and acute intracoronary thrombus formation play major roles in the pathophysiology of both unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction, and since the two disease entities represent a continuum of coronary ischemic syndromes, it is appropriate to discuss the two disease states in a single monograph.
Unstable Coronary Artery Syndromes, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment will offer the clinician a reference book which coherently discusses the pathophysiology of acute ischemic syndromes as well as remarks diagnosis and treatment strategies. Geared toward internists and cardiologists, the book should allow the reader to understand the pathophysiology of unstable coronary artery syndromes and subsequently apply this knowledge to patient care.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert L. Wilensky
    • 1
  1. 1.Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7617-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5715-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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