Acute Cardiac Care – Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes

ESSAY, 1 November 2009, VOL I ISSUE I, ISSN 1756-0993
doi: 10.5083/ejcm.20424884.02 , Cite or Link Using DOI
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Eva Swahn

Acute treatment of ACS has progressed immensely with development of antithrombotic strategies. The clinical challenge today is to identify individual patients with the highest risk for ischaemic events without unreasonably elevated early risk for complications with an invasive strategy. For example, actions to minimise bleeding complications including dose adjustments according to renal function, weight and age is of outmost importance for both genders but particularly for women. However, an individually tailored treatment strategy to balance early procedural risk with long-term reduction of cardiac events will benefit both men and women with ACS.

Correspondence:
Eva Swahn, MD PhD, Department of Cardiology, Heart Centre, University Hospital, Linkoping. Eva.Swahn@lio.se

Keywords:

unstable angina pectoris, non ST-elevation MI, ST-elevation myocardial infarction, antithrombotic strategies