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J Intensive Care Med. 2015 May;30(4):186-200. doi: 10.1177/0885066613503294. Epub 2013 Sep 18.

Acute coronary syndrome.

Author information

1
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA.
2
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA.
3
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA saket-girotra@uiowa.edu.

Abstract

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a major health care and economic burden in the United States and accounts for more than 1 million hospitalizations annually. The morbidity and mortality due to ACS are substantial-nearly half of all deaths due to coronary heart disease occur following an ACS. This review provides an up-to-date summary of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of ACS. We also provide an overview of the management of common hemodynamic disturbances and myocardial infarction complications that physicians often encounter in an intensive care setting.

KEYWORDS:

acute coronary syndrome; management; myocardial infarction; unstable angina

PMID:
24047692
DOI:
10.1177/0885066613503294
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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