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TitleUnstable Coronary Artery Syndromes Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment [electronic resource] / edited by Robert L. Wilensky
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1998
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5715-9
Descript XI, 359 p. online resource

SUMMARY

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


CONTENT

Pathophysiology -- 1. Pathophysiology of Atherosclerosis -- 2. Thrombosis in the Pathogenesis of Coronary Artery Disease -- 3. Pathophysiology of the Unstable Atherosclerotic Plaque -- Acute Coronary Syndromes -- 4. Unstable Angina Pectoris -- 5. Acute Myocardial Infarction -- 6. Cardiac Imaging for the Assessment of Myocardial Viability -- 7. Novel Antithrombotic Strategies -- 8. Interventional Approaches to the Treatment of Acute Coronary Ischemic Syndromes -- Potential Future Treatment Strategies -- 9. Cardiovascular Gene Therapy: Principles and Clinical Applications -- 10. Potential Approaches for Cell-Mediated Myocardial Repair


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