Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is a growing global menace with patients increasing in developing countries where tobacco and food play a major role. Its treatment guidelines and research results have proliferated in academia, but practical applications lag behind that research. This book addresses this void. Guidelines for treatment of ACS present in-depth reading for practicing cardiologists, thus preventing clinical application. The book aims to appraise readers of real-world situations and suggestions to help them acquire up-to-date knowledge on ACS and its effective diagnosis, prognosis and management.

Key Features

  • Covers recent advances in ACS management and pharmacotherapy
  • Discusses the guidelines for treatment of ACS for the professional cardiologist to apply to clinical practice
  • Explores the topics with the help of case scenarios
  • Follows a concise, yet comprehensive approach
  • Features a chapter on 'When to Transfer,' which discusses how to spot unstable patients or those heading towards shock

chapter 1|11 pages

Epidemiology of acute coronary syndromes in India

ByRajeev Gupta, Kiran Gaur

chapter 2|6 pages

Pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome

ByJPS Sawhney, Prashant Wankhade, Simran Sawhney

chapter 3|7 pages

Current outcomes and outcome measures in acute coronary syndrome

ByDinkar Bhasin, Shaheer Ahmed, Nitish Naik

chapter 4|6 pages

Clinical syndromes in acute coronary syndrome

Angina and its equivalents
ByLeela Krishna, Dayasagar Rao

chapter 5|11 pages

ECG spectrum in acute coronary syndrome

ByAnkit Bansal, Vivek Chaturvedi

chapter 6|7 pages

Arrhythmias in acute coronary syndrome

ByNishad Chitnis, B Hygriv Rao

chapter 7|10 pages

Intravascular imaging in acute coronary syndrome

ByVijayakumar Subban, Suma M Victor

chapter 8|7 pages

Cardiac biomarkers in acute coronary syndrome

ByRK Jain, Geetesh Manik

chapter 9|4 pages

Risk stratification in acute coronary syndromes

ByAvanti Gurram Reddy, Gianluca Rigatelli, Ramesh Daggubati

chapter 10|3 pages

Initial therapy and when to transfer at non-pci centres

ByThomas Alexander

chapter 11|9 pages

Anti-platelet therapy in acute coronary syndrome

What is current and new?
ByKunal Mahajan, Yashasvi Rajeev, K Sarat Chandra

chapter 12|5 pages

Current status of fibrinolytic therapy

BySaubhik Kanjilal, Soumitra Kumar

chapter 13|7 pages

Anti-coagulation in acute coronary syndrome

ByNitin Parashar, Deepti Siddharthan, Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan

chapter 14|4 pages

Contentious issues in primary angioplasty

Deferred stenting, manual thrombectomy, culprit versus complete revascularisation, microvasculature in ACS
ByAJ Swamy, K Sarat Chandra

chapter 15|4 pages

PCI post-thrombolysis

When and for whom?
BySushant Wattal, Rajiv Agarwal

chapter 16|9 pages

PCI in unstable angina and NSTEMI

BySmit Shrivastava, Abhikrishna Singh

chapter 17|5 pages

Bleeding in acute coronary syndrome

ByVarsha Koul, Upendra Kaul

chapter 18|4 pages

Statins in acute coronary syndrome

BySS Iyengar

chapter 19|5 pages

Intravenous anti-platelet therapy—GP IIb/IIIa blockers and cangrelor

What has changed recently?
ByShraddha Ranjan, Gagandeep Singh Wander

chapter 20|7 pages

CABG in acute coronary syndrome

ByOP Yadava

chapter 21|8 pages

Acute coronary syndrome with haemodynamic instability

ByDavinder Singh Chadha, Keshavamurthy Ganapathy Bhat

chapter 22|4 pages

Acute coronary syndrome in special populations

Women, the elderly, chronic kidney disease and the young
ByPB Jayagopal, Sakalesh Patil

chapter 23|7 pages

Short-term rehabilitation after an acute coronary event

ByManish Bansal, Rajeev Agarwala

chapter 24|7 pages

Acute coronary syndrome

Case-based scenarios
BySuraj Kumar, Gurpreet S Wander

chapter 26|7 pages

Primary angioplasty

Basic principles
BySrinivasan Narayanan, Ajit S Mullasari

chapter 27|8 pages

Management of acute coronary syndromes in acute phase in India

Relevance of Western guidelines
ByNiteen Vijay Deshpande