Key articles and guidelines in the management of acute coronary syndromes and in percutaneous coronary intervention: 2007 Update

Paul P. Dobesh, Sara D. Brouse, William E. Dager, Sarah A. Spinler, Zachary Stacy, Barbara S. Wiggins

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Abstract

Clinical evidence in the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) continues to evolve at a rapid pace. For clinicians to provide optimal care for these patients, it is important to keep up with new information as it becomes available. With the existence of numerous pharmacologic agents, abundance of major clinical trials, and several nationally recognized clinical guidelines, compiling the needed reference material to make evidence-based decisions on the care of patients with ACS or those undergoing PCI can be difficult for clinicians. Therefore, we provide an update to the first compiled bibliography of key articles and guidelines relative to patients with ACS published in Pharmacotherapy in 2004. A number of guidelines and practice-changing literature have been published since the initial 2004 document. We hope that this compilation will serve as a resource for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, residents, and students responsible for the care of patients with coronary heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1722-1758
Number of pages37
JournalPharmacotherapy
Volume27
Issue number12 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

Keywords

  • ACS
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Key articles
  • PCI
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Treatment guidelines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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