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Acute Coronary Syndromes

  • Paul Ellis Marik
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Abstract

In the United States, more than a million people are hospitalized annually with unstable angina or myocardial infarction without ST segment elevation (NSTEMI), so-called acute coronary syndromes (ACS’s). For these patients, several treatments have proved to be effective in reducing the incidence of death, infarction or reinfarction, and recurrent ischemia. These treatments include intensive medical therapy and coronary angiography followed by revascularization, if indicated.

Keywords

Unstable Angina Morphine Sulfate Intensive Medical Therapy Total Risk Score Serum Cardiac Marker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

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